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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

March 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 2012 
       March 2012      March 2012   March 2012  March 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  124 
Armenia  2.3  39.4  376  1060       64 
Bangladesh   2  2000 
Belarus  2000  2000 
Belgium  45.7  51.2  5943   995 
Brazil  13.9  3.1  1901  1405  4000  321 
Bulgaria  14.2  33.1  1906  1900   313 
Canada   85.5  15.1  17  12044   3  2190  3300  3800  1694 
Chile  4400 
China  71.0  1.8  15  11881  26  27640  51  57480  120  123000  6550 
Czech Republic  26.4  33.2  3764  2400  1200  583 
Egypt  1000  1000 
Finland  21.9  28.4  2741  1700  3000   471 
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   7   5300  16  14300  40  49000  937 
Indonesia  2000  4000 
Iran   1   915   0  2000  300  170 
Israel  1200 
Italy   10  17000 
Japan  280.3  29.2  51  44642  2756  10  13772   5  6760   4636 
Jordan  1000       
Kazakhstan  600  600 
Korea DPR (North)  950 
Korea RO (South)  141.9  32.2  23  20787   3  3800  8400  3967 
Lithuania  1350   0   0 
Malaysia  2000 
Mexico  5.6  3.6  1600  2000  279 
Netherlands  3.75  3.4  485  1000  102 
Pakistan  2.6  2.6   3  725   1   340   1   340  2000   117 
 Poland  6000 
Romania  10.7  19.5  1310  1310  655  177 
Russia  159.4  17.1  33  24164   10  9160  17  200000  24  24000   5488 
Saudi Arabia  16  20000   0 
Slovakia  13.5  51.8  1816  880  1200  307 
Slovenia  5.4  37.3  696  1000  137 
South Africa  12.9  5.2  1800  9600  304 
Spain  59.3  20.1  7448  1355 
Sweden  55.7  38.1  10  9399  1394 
Switzerland  25.3  38.0  3252  4000  527 
Thailand   5000 
Turkey  4800  5600 
Ukraine  83.95  48.1  15  13168  1900   11  12000  2348 
UAE    5600  10  14400 
United Kingdom  56.9  15.7  17  10528  6680  12000  2096 
USA  807.1  19.6  104  101607  1218   11  13260  19  25500  19724 
Vietnam   4000   6  6700 
WORLD**  2630  13.8  435  372,158  61  61,554  162  180,945  329 376,255  67,990 
                       
  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 1/12/12 (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.