Anhui province will construct its first nuclear power station near Wuhu following the completion of a feasibility study on the project.
With a total investment of 50 billion yuan, the power station will have an annual electricity generating capacity of 30 billion kWh once it becomes operational.
Anhui province has seen rapid economic development in recent years, spurring demand for electricity. The nuclear power plant will help ease the current pressure on the province's electricity supplies. Meanwhile, electricity generated at the power plant will also be transmitted to the nearby Yangtze River Delta.