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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

January 2012

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 2010   REACTORS OPERABLE   REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION   REACTORS PLANNED   REACTORS PROPOSED   URANIUM REQUIRED 2011 
       1 January 2012      1 January 2012   Jan 2012     Jan 2012     
Country Profile)  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe net  No.  MWe gross  No.  MWe gross  No.  MWe gross                tonnes U 
Argentina  6.7  5.9  935  745  773  740  208 
Armenia  2.3  39.4  376  1060       63 
Bangladesh   2  2000 
Belarus  2000  2000 
Belgium  45.7  51.2  5943   995 
Brazil  13.9  3.1  1901  1405  4000  318 
Bulgaria  14.2  33.1  1906  1900   309 
Canada   85.5  15.1  17  12044   3  2190  3300  3800  1845 
Chile  4400 
China  71.0  1.8  15  11881  26  27640  51  57480  120  123000  4079 
Czech Republic  26.4  33.2  3764  2400  1200  591
Egypt  1000  1000 
Finland  21.9  28.4  2741  1700  3000   1152 
France  410.1  74.1  58  63130  1720  1720  1100  9254 
Germany  133.0  28.4  12003   1934 
Hungary  14.7  42.1  1880  2200   331 
India  20.5  2.9   20  4385   6   4600  17  15000  40  49000  1305 
Indonesia  2000  4000 
Iran   1   915   0  2000  300  168 
Israel  1200 
Italy   10  17000 
Japan  280.3  29.2  51  44642  2756  10  13772   5  6760   2805 
Jordan  1000       
Kazakhstan  600  600 
Korea DPR (North)  950 
Korea RO (South)  141.9  32.2  21  18785  5800  8400  4029 
Lithuania  1350   0   0 
Malaysia  2000 
Mexico  5.6  3.6  1600  2000  285 
Netherlands  3.75  3.4  485  1000  102 
Pakistan  2.6  2.6   3  725   1   340   1   340  2000   113 
 Poland  6000 
Romania  10.7  19.5  1310  1310  655  175 
Russia  159.4  17.1  33  24164  7960  14  16000  30  28000   4912 
Saudi Arabia  16  20000   0 
Slovakia  13.5  51.8  1816  880  1200  299 
Slovenia  5.4  37.3  696  1000  137 
South Africa  12.9  5.2  1800  9600  304 
Spain  59.3  20.1  7448  1379 
Sweden  55.7  38.1  10  9399  1366 
Switzerland  25.3  38.0  3252  4000  527 
Thailand   5000 
Turkey  4800  5600 
Ukraine  83.95  48.1  15  13168  1900   11  12000  2288 
UAE    5600  10  14400 
United Kingdom  56.9  15.7  18   10745   6680  12000  2093 
USA  807.1  19.6  104  101607  1218   7  8640  27  37400  18376 
Vietnam   4000   6  6700 
WORLD**  2630  13.8  434  370,373  61  61,654  156  173,025  343 392,155  62,552 
                       
  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 1/1/12 (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.

 67,990 tU = 80,181 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 2012.

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