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World Nuclear Power Reactors 2007-08 & Uranium Requirements

1 October 2008
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

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2007

REACTORS OPERABLE 

Oct 2008

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

Oct 2008

REACTORS PLANNED 

Oct 2008

REACTORS PROPOSED 

Oct 2008

URANIUM REQUIRED 2008

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe

No.

MWe

No.

MWe

No.

MWe

              tonnes U
Argentina
6.7
6.2
2
935
1
692
1
740
1
740
123
Armenia
2.35
43.5
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
0
0
0
Belgium
46
54
7
5728
0
0
0
0
0
0
1011
Brazil
11.7
2.8
2
1901
0
0
1
1245
4
4000
303
Bulgaria
13.7
32
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
261
Canada
88.2
14.7
18
12652
2
1500
3
3300
4
4400
1665
China
59.3
1.9
11
8587
7
6700
26
27620
76
62600
1396
Czech Republic
24.6
30.3
6
3472
0
0
0
0
2
3400
619
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
0
Finland
22.5
29
4
2696
1
1600
0
0
1
1000
1051
France
420.1
77
59
63473
1
1630
0
0
1
1600
10527
Germany
133.2
26
17
20339
0
0
0
0
0
0
3332
Hungary
13.9
37
4
1826
0
0
0
0
2
2000
271
India
15.8
2.5
17
3779
6
2976
10
9760
15
11200
978
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
2
2000
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
Japan
267
27.5
55
47577
2
2285
11
14945
1
1100
7569
Kazakhstan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
600
0
Korea DPR (North)
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
950
0
0
0
Korea RO (South)
136.6
35.3
20
17533
3
3000
5
6600
2
2700
3109
Lithuania
9.1
64.4
1
1185
0
0
0
0
2
3400
225
Mexico
9.95
4.6
2
1310
0
0
0
0
2
2000
246
Netherlands
4.0
4.1
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
98
Pakistan
2.3
2.34
2
400
1
300
2
600
2
2000
65
Romania
7.1
13
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
174
Russia
148
16
31
21743
7
4810
12
14340
25
22280
3365
Slovakia
14.2
54
5
2094
2
840
0
0
1
1200
313
Slovenia
5.4
42
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
141
South Africa
12.6
5.5
2
1842
0
0
1
165
24
4000
303
Spain
52.7
17.4
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1398
Sweden
64.3
46
10
9016
0
0
0
0
0
0
1418
Switzerland
26.5
43
5
3220
0
0
0
0
3
4000
537
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
0
Ukraine
87.2
48
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
20
27000
1974
United Kingdom
57.5
15
19
11035
0
0
0
0
6
9600
2199
USA
806.6
19.4
104
100599
0
0
12
15000
20
26000
18918
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
WORLD**
2608
15
439
373,247
36
29,848
99
108,675
232
211,575
64,615
 
billion kWh
% e
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
tonnes U
 
NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2007
REACTORS OPERATING
REACTORS BUILDING
ON ORDER or PLANNED
PROPOSED
URANIUM REQUIRED
 

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 30/09/08.
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/08.
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 within 20 years.  Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe;
TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt net (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour.

64,615 tU = 76,200 t U3O8 

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4916 MWe, which generated a total of 39 billion kWh in 2007 (accounting for 19.3% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2600 MWe.

 

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Note: This table is routinely updated every two months.
Earlier tables: September '08, August '08, July '08March '08, January '08, December '07, November '07, September '07, August '07, July '07May '07, March '07, January '07.