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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

 October 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 
      1 Oct 2010    1 Oct 2010   Oct 2010     Oct 2010     
Country Profile)  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe net  No.  MWe gross  No.  MWe gross  No.  MWe gross                tonnes U 
Argentina  7.6  7.0  935  745  773  740  123 
Armenia  2.3  45  376  1060      55 
Bangladesh  2000 
Belarus  2000  2000 
Belgium  45  51.7  5943  1052 
Brazil  12.2  3.0  1901  1405  4000  311 
Bulgaria  14.2  35.9  1906  1900  272 
Canada  85.3  14.8  18  12679  1600  4400  3800  1675 
China  65.7  1.9  13  10234  23  25900  39  44270  120  120000  2875 
Czech Republic  25.7  33.8  3686  2400  1200  678 
Egypt  1000  1000 
Finland  22.6  32.9  2721  1650  3000  1149 
France  391.7  75.2  58  63236  1650  1630  1630  10153 
Germany  127.7  26.1  17  20339  3453 
Hungary  14.3  43  1880  2200  295 
India  14.8  2.2  19  4183  2720  20  16740  40  49000  908 
Indonesia  2000  4000 
Iran  1000  2000  300  148 
Israel  1200 
Italy   10  17000 
Japan  263.1  28.9  55  47348  2756  12  16538  1300  8003 
Jordan  1000       
Kazakhstan  600  600 
Korea DPR (North)  950 
Korea RO (South)  141.1  34.8  20  17716  7000  8400  3804 
Lithuania  10.0  76.2   1   1700 
Malaysia  1200 
Mexico  10.1  4.8  1310  2000  253 
Netherlands  4.0  3.7  485  1000  107 
Pakistan  2.6  2.7  400  300  600  2000  68 
 Poland  6000 
Romania  10.8  20.6  1310  1310  655  175 
Russia  152.8  17.8  32  23084  10  8960  14  16000  30  28000  4135 
Slovakia  13.1  53.5  1760  880  1200  269 
Slovenia  5.5  37.9  696  1000  145 
South Africa  11.6  4.8  1800  15  2000  321 
Spain  50.6  17.5  7448  1458 
Sweden  50.0  34.7  10  9399  1537 
Switzerland  26.3  39.5  3252  4000  557 
Thailand  2000  4000 
Turkey  4800  5600 
Ukraine  77.9  48.6  15  13168  1900  20  27000  2031 
UAE    5600  10  14400 
United Kingdom  62.9  17.9  19  10962  6680  12000  2235 
USA  798.7  20.2  104  101229  1218  11800  22  31000  19538 
Vietnam  4000  10  11000 
WORLD**  2560  14  441  376,313  58  60,484  152  167,401  337 382,825  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 1/10/10
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.   

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 (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 one proposed, 1350 MWe.  U demand of 863t is expected in 2010.