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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 April 2013

This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.

The WNA country profiles linked to this table cover both areas: near-term developments and the prospective long-term role for nuclear power in national energy policies. They also provide more detail of what is tabulated here.

 

 

COUNTRY

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Country Profile)

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2011

REACTORS OPERABLE

April 2013

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

April 2013

REACTORS PLANNED

April 2013

REACTORS PROPOSED

April 2013

URANIUM REQUIRED 2013

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U
Argentina
5.9
5.0
2
935
1
745
1
33
2
1400
213
Armenia
2.4
33.2
1
376
0
0
1
1060
 

 

64
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
0
Belgium
45.9
54.0
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
995
Brazil
14.8
3.2
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
325
Bulgaria
15.3
32.6
2
1906
0
0
1
950
0
0
317
Canada
88.3
15.3
19
13531
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1906
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
82.6
1.8
17
13955
29
28910
51
59800
120
123000
5999
Czech Republic
26.7
33.0
6
3766
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
577
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.3
31.6
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
3000
728
France
423.5
77.7
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9254
Germany
102.3
17.8
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0

0

1934
Hungary
14.7
43.2
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
331
India
28.9
3.7
20
4385
7
5300
18
15100
39
45000
1261
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran
0
0
1
915
0
0
2
2000
1
300
172
Israel
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1200
0
Italy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
17000
0
Japan
156.2
18.1
50
44396
3
3036
9
12947
3
4145
4425
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
 

 

0
Kazakhstan
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
600
2
600
0
Korea DPR (North)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
950
0
Korea RO (South)
147.8
34.6
23
20787
4
5205
5
7000
0
0
3769
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1350
0
0
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Mexico
9.3
3.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
279
Netherlands
3.9
3.6
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
102
Pakistan
3.8
3.8
3
725
2
680
0
0
2
2000
117
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.8
19.0
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
177
Russia
162.0
17.6
33
24164
10
9160
24
24180
20
20000
5073
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17000
0
Slovakia
14.3
54.0
4
1816
2
880
0
0
1
1200
305
Slovenia
5.9
41.7
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
12.9
5.2
2
1800
0
0
0
0
6
9600
304
Spain
55.1
19.5
7
7002
0
0
0
0
0
0
1355
Sweden
58.1
39.6
10
9399
0
0
0
0
0
0
1469
Switzerland
25.7
40.8
5
3252
0
0
0
0
3
4000
527
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
4
5600
0
Ukraine
84.9
47.2
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
11
12000
2356
UAE
0
0
0
0
1
1400
3
4200
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
62.7
17.8
16
10038
0
0
4
6680
9
12000
1775
USA
790.4
19.2
103
101355
3
3618
11
13260
13
21600
18983
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2518
c13.5
435
374,287
67
66,459
164
181,190
317
359,655
66,512

billion kWh
% e
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
tonnes U
 
NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION
REACTORS OPERABLE
REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
ON ORDER or PLANNED
PROPOSED
URANIUM REQUIRED

Sources:
Reactor data: WNA to 1/4/13 (excluding 8 shut-down German units)
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 13/4/12.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report Sept 2011 (reference scenario) - for U.

Operable = Connected to the grid;
Under Construction = first concrete for reactor poured, or major refurbishment under way;
Planned = Approvals, funding or major commitment in place, mostly expected in operation within 8-10 years;
Proposed = Specific program or site proposals, expected operation mostly within 15 years.

New plants coming on line are largely balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2009, 43 reactors were retired as 49 started operation. There are no firm projections for retirements over the period covered by this Table, but WNA estimates that at least 60 of those now operating will close by 2030, most being small plants. The 2011 WNA Market Report reference case has 156 reactors closing by 2030, and 298 new ones coming on line.

TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour.

66,512 tU = 78,438 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 40.4 billion kWh in 2011 (accounting for 19.0% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe, and one proposed, 1350 MWe. It is expected to require 1291 tU in 2013.

Note: This table is routinely updated every two months, and more frequently as required.
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