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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 December 2009
 
This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.  Longer-range estimates based on national strategies, capabilities and needs may be found in the WNA Nuclear Century Outlook.  The WNA country papers linked to this table cover both areas: near-term developments and the prospective long-term role for nuclear power in national energy policies.                      
 

COUNTRY

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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2008

REACTORS OPERABLE 

1 Dec 2009

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

1 Dec 2009

REACTORS PLANNED 

Dec 2009

REACTORS PROPOSED 

Dec 2009

URANIUM REQUIRED 2009

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
14.0
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
18
19240
35
37000
90
79000
2010
Czech Republic
25.0
32.5
6
3686
0
0
0
0
2
3400
610
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.0
29.7
4
2696
1
1600
0
0
1
1000
446
France
418.3
76.2
58
63236
1
1630
1
1630
1
1630
10569
Germany
140.9
28.3
17
20339
0
0
0
0
0
0
3398
Hungary
14.0
37.2
4
1870
0
0
0
0
2
2000
274
India
13.2
2.0
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
4.0
2
1310
0
0
0
0
2
2000
242
Netherlands
3.9
3.8
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
97
Pakistan
1.7
1.9
2
400
1
300
2
600
2
2000
65
 Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
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
6.0
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
42.0
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
1900
20
27000
1977
UAE 
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4500
11
15500
0
United Kingdom
52.5
13.5
19
11035
0
0
4
6600
6
9600
2059
USA
809.0
19.7
104
101119
1
1180
11
13800
19
25000
18867
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
8
8000
0
WORLD**
2601
15
435
372,707
53
49,588
136
149,645
299
304,005
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 1/12/09
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.

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Note: This table is routinely updated every two months, and more frequently as required.
Earlier tables:   Oct 09 ,  Sept 09 , Aug 09,  July 09,  May 09, April 09Feb '09Dec '08, Oct '08Sept '08, Aug '08, July '08March '08, Jan '08, Dec '07, Nov '07, Sept '07, Aug '07, July '07May '07, March '07, Jan '07.