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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 June 2015

This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.

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 more detail of what is tabulated here.

 

 

COUNTRY

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Country Profile)

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2014

REACTORS OPERABLE

June 2015

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

June 2015

REACTORS PLANNED

June 2015

REACTORS PROPOSED

June 2015

URANIUM REQUIRED 2015

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U
Argentina
5.3
4.0
3
1627
1
27
2
1950
2
1300
215
Armenia
2.3
30.7
1
376
0
0
1
1060
 
 
88
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
2
2388
0
0
2
2400
0
Belgium
32.1
47.5
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1017
Brazil
14.5
2.9
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
326
Bulgaria
15.0
31.8
2
1906
0
0
1
950
0
0
324
Canada
98.6
16.8
19
13553
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1784
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
123.8
2.4
26
23144
24
26313
44
51050
136
153000
8161
Czech Republic
28.6
35.8
6
3904
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
566
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
0
Finland
22.6
34.6
4
2741
1
1700
1
1200
1
1500
751
France
418.0
76.9
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9230
Germany
91.8
15.8
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0
0
1889
Hungary
14.8
53.6
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
357
India
33.2
3.5
21
5302
6
4300
22
21300
35
40000
1579
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
3.7
1.5
1
915
0
0
2
2000
7
6300
176
Israel
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1200
0
Italy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Japan
0
0
43
40480
3
3036
9
12947
3
4145
2549
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
 
 
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)
149.2
30.4
24
21657
4
5600
8
11600
0
0
5022
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1350
0
0
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Mexico
9.3
5.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
270
Netherlands
3.9
4.0
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
103
Pakistan
4.6
4.3
3
725
2
680
2
2300
0
0
101
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.8
18.5
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
1
655
179
Russia
169.1
18.6
34
25264
9
7968
31
33264
18
16000
4206
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17000
0
Slovakia
14.4
56.8
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
466
Slovenia
6.1
37.2
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
14.8
6.2
2
1830
0
0
0
0
8
9600
305
Spain
54.9
20.4
7
7002
0
0
0
0
0
0
1274
Sweden
62.3
41.5
10
9487
0
0
0
0
0
0
1516
Switzerland
26.5
37.9
5
3333
0
0
0
0
3
4000
521
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
4
4500
0
Ukraine
83.1
49.4
15
13107
0
0
2
1900
11
12000
2366
UAE
0
0
0
0
3
4200
1
1400
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
57.9
17.2
16
9373
0
0
4
6680
7
8920
1738
USA
798.6
19.5
99
98792
5
6018
5
6063
17
26000
18692
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2,411
11.5
437
380,250
66
68,997
168
189,504
322
364,270
66,883
 
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 1/6/15 (excluding eight shut-down German units) 
IAEA for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) April 2015.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report Sept 2013 (reference scenario 2015) – for U.  66,883 tU = 78,875 t U3O8

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 1996-2013, 66 reactors were retired as 71 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 2013 WNA Market Report reference scenario (Table 2.5) has 74 reactors closing by 2030, and 272 new ones coming on line (figures exclude closed Japanese reactors).

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

** The world total includes six reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 40.8 billion kWh in 2014 (accounting for 18.9% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe. It was expected to require 972 tU in 2015.

Note: This table is routinely updated approximately every two months, and more frequently as required.
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