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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

 March 2008

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 March 2008 REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION March 2008 REACTORS PLANNED March 2008 REACTORS PROPOSED March 2008 URANIUM REQUIRED 2008
  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No. MWe  No.  MWe  tonnes U
Argentina 7.2 6.9 2 935 1 692 1 740 1 740 123
Armenia 2.4 42 1 376 0 0 0 0 1 1000 51
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 0
Belarus 0 0 Jan-00 0 Jan-00 0 Jan-00 2000 Jan-00 0 0
Belgium 44.3 54 7 5728 0 0 0 0 0 0 1011
Brazil 13 3.3 2 1901 0 0 1 1245 4 4000 303
Bulgaria  18.1 44 2 1906 0 0 2 1900 0 0 261
Canada*  92.4 16 18 12652 2 1500 3 3500 5 5100 1665
China  51.8 1.9 11 8587 6 5540 29 31000 86 68000 1396
Czech Republic  24.5 31 6 3472 0 0 0 0 2 1900 619
Egypt  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1000 0
Finland  22 28 4 2696 1 1600 0 0 1 1000 1051
France  428.7 78 59 63473 1 1630 0 0 1 1600 10527
Germany  158.7 32 17 20339 0 0 0 0 0 0 3332
Hungary  12.5 38 4 1826 0 0 0 0 2 2000 271
India  15.6 2.6 17 3779 6 2976 10 8560 9 4800 978
Indonesia  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 0 0 0
Iran  0 0 0 0 1 915 2 1900 1 300 143
Israel  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1200 0
Japan  291.5 30 55 47577 2 2285 11 14945 1 1100 7569
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 3 3000 5 6600 0 0 3109
Lithuania  8 69 1 1185 0 0 0 0 2 3200 225
Mexico  10.4 4.9 2 1310 0 0 0 0 2 2000 246
Netherlands  3.3 3.5 1 485 0 0 0 0 0 0 98
Pakistan  2.6 2.7 2 400 1 300 2 600 2 2000 65
Romania  5.2 9 2 1310 0 0 2 1310 1 655 174
Russia  144.3 16 31 21743 7 4920 8 9600 20 18200 3365
Slovakia  16.6 57 5 2064 2 840 0 0 0 0 313
Slovenia  5.3 40 1 696 0 0 0 0 1 1000 141
South Africa  10.1 4.4 2 1842 0 0 1 165 24 4000 303
Spain  57.4 20 8 7442 0 0 0 0 0 0 1398
Sweden  65.1 48 10 9016 0 0 0 0 0 0 1418
Switzerland  26.4 37 5 3220 0 0 0 0 3 4000 537
Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4000 0
Turkey  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4500 0
Ukraine  84.8 48 15 13168 0 0 2 1900 20 27000 1974
United Kingdom  69.2 18 19 11035 0 0 0 0 0 0 2199
USA  787.2 19 104 99049 0 0 7 10180 25 32,000 18918
Vietnam  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2,000 0
WORLD** 2658 16 439 371,989 35 28,798 91 99,095 228 198,995 64,615
  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 20/03/08.
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/07.
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 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.

64,615 tU = 76,200 t U3O8

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

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwanwith 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.