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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

 July 2007

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.

  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2006 REACTORS OPERABLE July 2007 REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION July 2007 REACTORS PLANNED July 2007 REACTORS PROPOSED July 2007 URANIUM REQUIRED 2007
  billion kWh % e No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe tonnes U
Argentina 7.2 6.9 2 935 1 692 0 0 1 700 135
Armenia 2.4 42 1 376 0 0 0 0 1 1000 51
Belgium 44.3 54 7 5728 0 0 0 0 0 0 1079
Brazil 13 3.3 2 1901 0 0 1 1245 4 4000 338
Bulgaria 18.1 44 2 1906 0 0 2 1900 0 0 255
Canada* 92.4 16 18 12595 2 1540 4 4000 0 0 1836
China 51.8 1.9 11 8587 4 3170 25 26860 86 70000 1454
Czech Republic 24.5 31 6 3472 0 0 0 0 2 1900 550
Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 600 0
Finland 22 28 4 2696 1 1600 0 0 0 0 472
France 428.7 78 59 63473 1 1630 0 0 1 1600 10368
Germany 158.7 32 17 20303 0 0 0 0 0 0 3486
Hungary 12.5 38 4 1826 0 0 0 0 0 0 254
India 15.6 2.6 17 3779 6 2976 4 2800 15 11100 491
Indonesia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4000 0
Iran 0 0 0 0 1 915 2 1900 3 2850 143
Israel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1200 0
Japan 291.5 30 55 47577 2 2285 11 14945 1 1100 8872
Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 300 0
Korea DPR (North) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 950 0 0 0
Korea RO (South) 141.2 39 20 17533 1 950 7 8250 0 0 3037
Lithuania 8 69 1 1185 0 0 0 0 1 1000 134
Mexico 10.4 4.9 2 1310 0 0 0 0 2 2000 257
Netherlands 3.3 3.5 1 485 0 0 0 0 0 0 112
Pakistan 2.6 2.7 2 400 1 300 2 600 2 2000 64
Romania 5.2 9 1 655 1 655 0 0 3 1995 92
Russia 144.3 16 31 21743 7 4920 7 7800 18 21600 3777
Slovakia 16.6 57 5 2064 2 840 0 0 0 0 299
Slovenia 5.3 40 1 696 0 0 0 0 1 1000 145
South Africa 10.1 4.4 2 1842 0 0 1 165 24 4000 332
Spain 57.4 20 8 7442 0 0 0 0 0 0 1473
Sweden 65.1 48 10 9086 0 0 0 0 0 0 1468
Switzerland 26.4 37 5 3220 0 0 0 0 0 0 575
Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4500 0 0 0
Ukraine 84.8 48 15 13168 0 0 2 1900 20 21000 2,003
United Kingdom 69.2 18 19 10982 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,021
USA 787.2 19 104 99049 0 0 2 2716 21 24000 20050
Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 0
WORLD** 2658 16 438 371,258 32 25,073 74 80,531 214 179,345 66,529
  billion kWh % e No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe tonnes U
  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2006 REACTORS OPERATING REACTORS BUILDING ON ORDER or PLANNED PROPOSED URANIUM REQUIRED

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 27/07/07.
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/07.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market (reference scenario) - for U. Includes first cores for new reactors. 

 

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 years, or construction well advanced but suspended indefinitely;
Proposed = clear intention or proposal but still without firm commitment. Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe;
TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt net (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour. 

66,529 tU = 78,458 t U3O8

* In Canada, 'construction' figure is 2 laid-up Bruce A reactors.

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4884 MWe, which generated a total of 38.3 billion kWh in 2006 (accounting for 20% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2600 MWe.