Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station

Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station

The Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station is the first commercial nuclear power station in the Chinese Mainland. It is one of the earliest and largest joint venture projects launched under China's Open Door Policy, and remains one of the most successful. CLP is a 25% equity partner.

Daya Bay is located near to Dapeng in Guangdong Province. The site was chosen on the basis that it is technically suitable for a nuclear power station and is close enough to supply power to Hong Kong. The Daya Bay plant has two pressurised water reactor generating units with a total electrical capacity of 1,968MW. Further units have since been constructed on an adjacent site but outside the joint venture with CLP.

Daya Bay produces around 14 billion kWh of electricity per year, of which 70% is imported by CLP to its Hong Kong system. In September 2009, the supply contract between Daya Bay and CLP was extended to 2034.

To ensure that more clean and cost-competitive energy is provided to Hong Kong, an agreement has been reached, whereby Daya Bay will increase its electricity supply to Hong Kong from 70% to approximately 80% for late 2014 to 2018.

Nuclear power has proved to be safe and reliable, and produces virtually no emissions to the environment and no carbon. We believe that continuing nuclear energy programmes will be part of the global effort to address climate change.

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has consistently given favourable assessments of Daya Bay’s management, operation and safety. It is also a frequent winner of awards in the Safety Challenge Competition organized by EDF (Electricite de France).

Title Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station
Location Daya Bay, Guangdong, China
Ownership Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company, Limited
Equity Interest CLP - 25%
Guangdong Nuclear Investment Company, Ltd – 75%
Generation Type Nuclear
Gross Capacity 1,968MW (2 x 984MW)
CLP Equity Capacity 492MW
Power Purchase 1,378MW
Year of Commissioning 1994
Project Highlights
  • Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR)
  • First commercial nuclear power station in China
  • Excellent safety and operational record
  • Non-carbon source of electricity