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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

October 2009

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 2008 REACTORS OPERABLE  REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION  REACTORS PLANNED  REACTORS PROPOSED  URANIUM REQUIRED 2009
      01-Oct-09   01-Oct-09   Oct-09   Oct-09    
Country Profile) billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe  No.  MWe  No. MWe  No.  MWe                tonnes U 
Argentina 6.8 6.2 2 935 1 692 1 740 1 740 122
Armenia 2.3 39.4 1 376 0 0 0 0 1 1000 51
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 43.4 53.8 7 5728 0 0 0 0 0 0 1002
Brazil 14 3.1 2 1901 0 0 1 1245 4 4000 308
Bulgaria  14.7 32.9 2 1906 0 0 2 1900 0 0 260
Canada  88.6 14.8 18 12652 2 1500 4 4400 3 3800 1670
China  65.3 2.2 11 8587 17 17540 34 36380 90 79000 2010
Czech Republic  25 32.5 6 3686 0 0 0 0 2 3400 610
Egypt  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1000 1 1000 0
Finland  22 29.7 4 2696 1 1600 0 0 1 1000 446
France  418.3 76.2 59 63473 1 1630 1 1630 1 1630 10569
Germany  140.9 28.3 17 20339 0 0 0 0 0 0 3398
Hungary  14 37.2 4 1826 0 0 0 0 2 2000 274
India  13.2 2 17 3779 6 2976 23 21500 15 20000 961
Indonesia  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2000 4 4000 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
Italy   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 17000 0
Japan  240.5 24.9 53 46236 2 2285 13 17915 1 1300 8388
Kazakhstan  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 600 2 600 0
Korea DPR (North)  0 0 0 0 0 0 1 950 0 0 0
Korea RO (South) 144.3 35.6 20 17716 6 6700 6 8190 0 0 3444
Lithuania  9.1 72.9 1 1185 0 0 0 0 2 3400 0
Mexico  9.4 4 2 1310 0 0 0 0 2 2000 242
Netherlands  3.9 3.8 1 485 0 0 0 0 0 0 97
Pakistan  1.7 1.9 2 400 1 300 2 600 2 2000 65
 Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10000 0
Romania  7.1 17.5 2 1310 0 0 2 1310 1 655 174
Russia  152.1 16.9 31 21743 9 7130 7 8000 37 36680 3537
Slovakia  15.5 56.4 4 1760 2 840 0 0 1 1200 251
Slovenia  6 41.7 1 696 0 0 0 0 1 1000 137
South Africa  12.7 5.3 2 1842 0 0 3 3565 24 4000 303
Spain  56.4 18.3 8 7448 0 0 0 0 0 0 1383
Sweden  61.3 42 10 9399 0 0 0 0 0 0 1395
Switzerland  26.3 39.2 5 3237 0 0 0 0 3 4000 531
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  84.3 47.4 15 13168 0 0 2 1,900 20 27,000 1977
UAE  0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4,500 11 15,500 0
United Kingdom  52.5 13.5 19 11035 0 0 4 6400 4 6000 2059
USA  809 19.7 104 101119 1 1180 11 13800 19 25000 18867
Vietnam  0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2,000 8 8,000 0
WORLD** 2601 15 436 372,900 52 47,888 135 148,825 295 303,405 65,405
  billion kWh % e No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe No. MWe tonnes U
  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2008 REACTORS OPERATING REACTORS BUILDING ON ORDER or PLANNED PROPOSED URANIUM REQUIRED

 

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 1/10/09
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/09.
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 = Specific program or site proposals, expected operation mostly within 15 years.  Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe. 

New plants coming on line are balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2008, 40 reactors were retired as 47 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.

65,405 tU = 77,132 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 39.3 billion kWh in 2008 (accounting for 17.1% 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 831t is expected in 2009.