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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

 May 2010

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 2009 REACTORS OPERABLE  REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION  REACTORS PLANNED  REACTORS PROPOSED  URANIUM REQUIRED 2010
      May 10   May 10   May-10   May-10    
Country Profile)                    
  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No. MWe  No.  MWe                tonnes U 
Argentina 7.6 7 2 935 1 692 2 767 1 740 123
Armenia 2.3 45 1 376 0 0 1 1060     55
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 0
Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 2 2000 0
Belgium 45 51.7 7 5943 0 0 0 0 0 0 1052
Brazil 12.2 3 2 1901 0 0 1 1245 4 4000 311
Bulgaria  14.2 35.9 2 1906 0 0 2 1900 0 0 272
Canada  85.3 14.8 18 12679 2 1500 4 4400 3 3800 1675
China  65.7 1.9 11 8587 23 25310 34 38160 120 120000 2875
Czech Republic  25.7 33.8 6 3686 0 0 0 0 2 3400 678
Egypt  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1000 1 1000 0
Finland 22.6 32.9 4 2696 1 1600 0 0 1 1000 1149
France  391.7 75.2 58 63236 1 1630 1 1630 1 1630 10153
Germany  127.7 26.1 17 20339 0 0 0 0 0 0 3453
Hungary  14.3 43 4 1880 0 0 0 0 2 2000 295
India  14.8 2.2 19 4183 4 2572 20 16740 40 49000 908
Indonesia  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 4 4000 0
Iran  0 0 0 0 1 915 2 1900 1 300 148
Israel  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1200 0
Italy   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 17000 0
Japan  263.1 28.9 54 47102 2 2756 12 16532 1 1300 8003
Jordan 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1000     0
Kazakhstan  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 600 2 600 0
Korea DPR (North)  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 950 0
Korea RO (South) 141.1 34.8 20 17716 6 6700 6 8190 0 0 3804
Lithuania  10 76.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3400 0
Mexico  10.1 4.8 2 1310 0 0 0 0 2 2000 253
Netherlands  4 3.7 1 485 0 0 0 0 1 1000 107
Pakistan  2.6 2.7 2 400 1 300 2 600 2 2000 68
 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6000 0 0 0
Romania  10.8 20.6 2 1310 0 0 2 1310 1 655 175
Russia  152.8 17.8 32 22811 9 7550 15 17100 30 28000 4135
Slovakia  13.1 53.5 4 1760 2 840 0 0 1 1200 269
Slovenia  5.5 37.9 1 696 0 0 0 0 1 1000 145
South Africa  11.6 4.8 2 1842 0 0 3 3565 24 4000 321
Spain  50.6 17.5 8 7448 0 0 0 0 0 0 1458
Sweden  50 34.7 10 9399 0 0 0 0 0 0 1537
Switzerland  26.3 39.5 5 3252 0 0 0 0 3 4000 557
Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 4 4000 0
Turkey  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2400 1 1200 0
Ukraine  77.9 48.6 15 13168 0 0 2 1900 20 27000 2031
UAE  0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5600 10 14400 0
United Kingdom  62.9 17.9 19 11035 0 0 4 6600 6 8600 2235
USA  796.9 20.2 104 101119 1 1180 9 11800 23 33000 19538
Vietnam  0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4000 6 6000 0
WORLD** 2558 14 438 374,127 54 56,145 148 161,999 342 363,175 68,646
  billion kWh % e No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe tonnes U
  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION  REACTORS OPERATING REACTORS BUILDING ON ORDER or PLANNED PROPOSED URANIUM REQUIRED

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 1/5/10
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 3/5/10.
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 8-10 years;
Proposed = Specific program or site proposals, expected operation mostly within 15 years.  Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe, operating and construction generally net MWe.

New plants coming on line are 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 2009 WNA Market Report reference case has 143 reactors closing by 2030.

TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt net (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour. 

68,646 tU = 80,954 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 39.9 billion kWh in 2009 (accounting for 20.7% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2600 MWe, and six proposed, total 8000 MWe.  U demand of 863t is expected in 2010.