The Haiyang Nuclear Power Station in Yantai has initiated hot water supply to households, substituting hot water generated in a coal-based thermal power generator. It will initially provide heating for an area of 700,000 m2, covering the dormitories of its employees and about 30 other neighborhoods. As a heat source, steam from the loop of reactor 2 is used. Heat exchange is repeated at a heat exchange station of the heating company outside the power plant, and finally the heat is delivered to each household through the municipal heating pipe network.
Xinhuanet news release, December 11, 2019