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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

 February 2010

This table of archived data includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030 on the date specified above. 

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 current details of what is tabulated here.

COUNTRY NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2008 REACTORS OPERABLE  REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION  REACTORS PLANNED  REACTORS PROPOSED  URANIUM REQUIRED 2010
      Feb-10   Feb-10   Feb-10   Feb-10    
Country Profile)                    
  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No. MWe  No.  MWe                tonnes U 
Argentina 6.8 6.2 2 935 1 692 2 767 1 740 123
Armenia 2.3 39.4 1 376 0 0 1 1060     55
                       
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 0
Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 2 2000 0
Belgium 43.4 53.8 7 5728 0 0 0 0 0 0 1052
Brazil 14 3.1 2 1901 0 0 1 1245 4 4000 311
Bulgaria  14.7 32.9 2 1906 0 0 2 1900 0 0 272
Canada  88.6 14.8 18 12652 2 1500 4 4400 3 3800 1675
China  65.3 2.2 11 8587 20 21880 37 41590 120 120000 2875
Czech Republic  25 32.5 6 3686 0 0 0 0 2 3400 678
Egypt  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1000 1 1000 0
Finland  22 29.7 4 2696 1 1600 0 0 1 1000 1149
France  418.3 76.2 58 63236 1 1630 1 1630 1 1630 10153
Germany  140.9 28.3 17 20339 0 0 0 0 0 0 3453
Hungary  14 37.2 4 1880 0 0 0 0 2 2000 295
India  13.2 2 18 3981 5 2774 23 21500 15 20000 908
Indonesia  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 4 4000 0
Iran  0 0 0 0 1 915 2 1900 1 300 148
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  240.5 24.9 54 47102 1 1373 13 17915 1 1300 8003
Kazakhstan  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 600 2 600 0
Korea DPR (North)  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 950 0 0 0
Korea RO (South) 144.3 35.6 20 17716 6 6700 6 8190 0 0 3804
Lithuania  9.1 72.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3400 0
Mexico  9.4 4 2 1310 0 0 0 0 2 2000 253
Netherlands  3.9 3.8 1 485 0 0 0 0 1 1000 107
Pakistan  1.7 1.9 2 400 1 300 2 600 2 2000 68
 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6000 0
Romania  7.1 17.5 2 1310 0 0 2 1310 1 655 175
Russia  152.1 16.9 31 21821 9 7130 8 8000 37 36680 4135
Slovakia  15.5 56.4 4 1760 2 840 0 0 1 1200 269
Slovenia  6 41.7 1 696 0 0 0 0 1 1000 145
South Africa  12.7 5.3 2 1842 0 0 3 3565 24 4000 321
Spain  56.4 18.3 8 7448 0 0 0 0 0 0 1458
Sweden  61.3 42 10 9399 0 0 0 0 0 0 1537
Switzerland  26.3 39.2 5 3252 0 0 0 0 3 4000 557
Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 4 4000 0
Turkey  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2400 1 1200 0
Ukraine  84.3 47.4 15 13168 0 0 2 1900 20 27000 2031
UAE  0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5600 10 14400 0
United Kingdom  52.5 13.5 19 11035 0 0 4 6600 6 9600 2235
USA  809 19.7 104 101119 1 1180 11 13800 19 25000 19538
Vietnam  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2,000 8 8,000 0
WORLD** 2601 15 436 372,693 53 51,114 142 156,422 327 343,000 68,646
  billion kWh % e No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe tonnes U
  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2008 REACTORS OPERATING REACTORS BUILDING ON ORDER or PLANNED PROPOSED URANIUM REQUIRED

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 1/2/10
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/09.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market (reference scenario) - for U.

 

Operating = Connected to the grid;
Building/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.  Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe. 

New plants coming on line are balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2008, 40 reactors were retired as 47 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 2009 WNA Market Report reference case has 143 reactors closing by 2030.

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

68,646 tU = 80,954 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on  Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 39.3 billion kWh in 2008 (accounting for 17.1% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2600 MWe, and six proposed, total 8000 MWe.  U demand of 863t is expected in 2010.