The Brazilian government said May 9 that it would not build any new nuclear power plants before 2020, according to Bloomberg.
The country said it will complete the Angra 3 nuclear power plant and will expand hydroelectric and thermoelectric units to help with electricity demand, the article said. The Angra plant has two pressurized water reactors in operation for a total of 2,007 MWe of generating capacity. A third reactor is currently under construction with a projected output of 1,245 MWe. It is expected to be completed in 2015.
The previous government had planned to build between four and eight new nuclear plants by at least 2025.
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