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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

March 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 2005 REACTORS OPERABLE Mar 2007 REACTORS under CONSTRUCTION Mar 2007 REACTORS PLANNED Mar 2007 REACTORS PROPOSED Mar 2007 URANIUM REQUIRED 2007
  billion kWh % e No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe tonnes U
Argentina 6.4 6.9 2 935 1 692 0 0 1 700 135
Armenia 2.5 43 1 376 0 0 0 0 1 1000 51
Belgium 45.3 56 7 5728 0 0 0 0 0 0 1079
Brazil 9.9 2.5 2 1901 0 0 1 1245 4 4000 338
Bulgaria 17.3 44 2 1906 0 0 2 1900 0 0 255
Canada* 86.8 15 18 12595 2 1540 4 4000 0 0 1836
China 50.3 2 10 7587 5 4170 13 12920 50 35880 1454
Czech Republic 23.3 31 6 3472 0 0 0 0 2 1900 550
Egypt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 600 0
Finland 22.3 33 4 2696 1 1600 0 0 0 0 472
France 430.9 79 59 63473 0 0 1 1630 1 1600 10368
Germany 154.6 31 17 20303 0 0 0 0 0 0 3486
Hungary 13 37 4 1773 0 0 0 0 0 0 254
India 15.7 2.8 16 3577 7 3178 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 280.7 29 55 47700 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) 139.3 45 20 17533 1 950 7 8250 0 0 3037
Lithuania 10.3 70 1 1185 0 0 0 0 1 1000 134
Mexico 10.8 5 2 1310 0 0 0 0 2 2000 257
Netherlands 3.8 3.9 1 485 0 0 0 0 0 0 112
Pakistan 1.9 2.8 2 400 1 300 2 600 2 2000 64
Romania 5.1 8.6 1 655 1 655 0 0 3 1995 92
Russia 137.3 16 31 21743 3 2650 8 9600 18 21600 3777
Slovakia 16.3 56 5 2064 0 0 2 840 0 0 299
Slovenia 5.6 42 1 696 0 0 0 0 1 1000 145
South Africa 12.2 5.5 2 1842 0 0 1 165 24 4000 332
Spain 54.7 20 8 7442 0 0 0 0 0 0 1473
Sweden 69.5 45 10 9058 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,468
Switzerland 22.1 32 5 3220 0 0 0 0 0 0 575
Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4500 0 0 0
Ukraine 83.3 49 15 13168 0 0 2 1900 0 0 2003
United Kingdom 75.2 20 19 10,982 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,021
USA 780.5 19 103 98254 1 1200 2 2716 21 24,000 20050
Vietnam 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2,000 0
WORLD** 2626 16 435 368,943 28 22,735 66 70,861 158 124,225 66,529
  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  tonnes U 
  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2005 REACTORS OPERATING REACTORS BUILDING ON ORDER or PLANNED PROPOSED URANIUM REQUIRED

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 26/03/07.
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/06.
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 and funding in place, or construction well advanced but suspended indefinitely.
Proposed = clear intention but still without funding and/or approvals.
TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt net (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour.

NB: 66,529 tU = 78,458 t U3O8

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

** The world total includes 6 reactors on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4884 MWe, which generated a total of 38.4 billion kWh in 2005 (accounting for 20% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2600 MWe.