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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 July 2011
 
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 2010 

REACTORS OPERABLE 

1 July 2011

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

1 July 2011

REACTORS PLANNED 

 July 2011

REACTORS PROPOSED 

 July 2011

URANIUM REQUIRED 2011

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

              tonnes U
Argentina
6.7
5.9
2
935
1
745
2
773
1
740
208
Armenia
2.3
39.4
1
376
0
0
1
1060
56
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
2
2000
0
Belgium
45.7
51.2
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1052
Brazil
13.9
3.1
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
311
Bulgaria
14.2
33.1
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
275
Canada  
85.5
15.1
18
12679
2
1500
3
3300
3
3800
1884
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
71.0
1.8
14
11271
26
28710
52
59990
120  
123000
4402
Czech Republic
26.4
33.2
6
3722
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
 680
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
21.9
28.4
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
3000
468
France
410.1
74.1
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9221
Germany
133.0
28.4
17
20339
0
0
0
0
0
0
3453
Hungary
14.7
42.1
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
295
India
20.5
2.9
 20
4385
 5
 3900
18
15700
40
49000
1053
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran
0
0
0
0
1
1000
2
2000
1
300
150
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
280.3
29.2
51
44642
2
2756
10
13772
 5
6760
8195
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)
141.9
32.2
21
18716
5
5800
6
8400
0
0
3586
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 1
 1700
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1200
0
Mexico
5.6
3.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
247
Netherlands
3.75
3.4
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
107
Pakistan
2.6
2.6
 3
725
 1  
340  
1  
340
2
2000
68
 Poland 
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.7
19.5
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
175
Russia
159.4
17.1
32
23084
10
8960
14
16000
30
28000
3757
Slovakia
13.5
51.8
4 1816
2
880
0
0
1
1200
267
Slovenia
5.4
37.3
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
145
South Africa
12.9
5.2
2
1800
0
0
0
0
6
9600
321
Spain
59.3
20.1
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1458
Sweden
55.7
38.1
10
9399
0
0
0
0
0
0
1537
Switzerland
25.3
38.0
5
3252
0
0
0
0
3
4000
557
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
 5000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
4
5600
0
Ukraine
83.95
48.1
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
20
22800
2037
UAE   
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
5600
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
56.9
15.7
18  
10745  
0
0
4
6680
9
12000
2235
USA
807.1
19.6
104
101421  
1
1218
 6
7200
28
38600
19427
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
 2000
12
13000
0
WORLD**
2630
13.8
440  
376,442  
61  
63,334
154  
171,445
343
391,355
68,971

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 1/7/11
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 13/6/11.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report 2009 (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.

 68,971 tU = 81,338 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 2010 (accounting for 19.3% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe, and one proposed, 1350 MWe.  U demand of 1344 t is expected in 2011.

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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