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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 August 2014

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 2013

REACTORS OPERABLE

August 2014

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

August 2014

REACTORS PLANNED

August 2014

REACTORS PROPOSED

August 2014

URANIUM REQUIRED 2014

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U
Argentina
5.7
4.4
3
1627
1
27
0
0
3
1600
213
Armenia
2.2
29.2
1
376
0
0
1
1060
 

 

87
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
2
2400
0
0
2
2400
0
Belgium
40.6
52.0
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1017
Brazil
13.8
2.8
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
325
Bulgaria
13.3
30.7
2
1906
0
0
1
950
0
0
321
Canada
94.3
16.0
19
13553
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1784
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
104.8
2.1
20
17055
29
33035
59
63735
118
122000
6296
Czech Republic
29.0
35.9
6
3766
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
563
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.7
33.3
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
2700
480
France
405.9
73.3
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9927
Germany
92.1
15.4
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0

0

1889
Hungary
14.5
50.7
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
357
India
30.0
3.4
21
5302
6
4300
22
21300
35
40000
913
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
3.9
1.5
1
915
0
0
1
1000
1
300
174
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
13.9
1.7
48
42569
3
3036
9
12947
3
4145
2119
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)
132.5
27.6
23
20656
5
6870
6
8730
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
11.4
4.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
277
Netherlands
2.7
2.8
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
103
Pakistan
4.4
4.4
3
725
2
680
0
0
2
2000
99
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.7
19.8
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
1
655
179
Russia
161.8
17.5
33
24253
10
9160
31
32780
18
16000
5456
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17000
0
Slovakia
14.6
51.7
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
392
Slovenia
5.0
33.6
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
13.6
5.7
2
1830
0
0
0
0
6
9600
305
Spain
54.3
19.7
7
7002
0
0
0
0
0
0
1274
Sweden
63.7
42.7
10
9508
0
0
0
0
0
0
1516
Switzerland
25.0
36.4
5
3252
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
78.2
43.6
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
11
12000
2359
UAE
0
0
0
0
2
2800
2
2800
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
64.1
18.3
16
10038
0
0
4
6680
7
8920
1738
USA
790.2
19.4
100
99361
5
6018
5
6063
17
26000
18816
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2359
11
435
375,303
72
76,793
174
190,185
299
329,370
65,908
 
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 1/8/14 (excluding 8 shut-down German units units) corrected for China and USA 5/4/14
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) May 2014.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report Sept 2013 (reference scenario 2014) - for U.

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.

65,908 tU = 77,725 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 39.8 billion kWh in 2013 (accounting for 19.1% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe. It was expected to require 1249 tU in 2014.

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