The Daya Bay nuclear power station in south China's Guangong Province, which is the first large-scale commercial nuclear power station on the Chinese mainland, has recorded 15 consecutive years of safe and stable operation.
Construction of the station started in 1987. It went into commercial operation in 1994. By Sunday, the station had provided 200 billion kilowatt-hours to the power grid, including 137.3 billion kilowatt-hours to Hong Kong, according to a seminar held in Shenzhen to mark the 30 years development of the station.
In written instructions, Wu Bangguo, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, urged summarizing experience of the Daya Bay nuclear power station and making further great strides in China's development of nuclear power.
(Xinhua News Agency December 29, 2008)