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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 December 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

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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2010 

REACTORS OPERABLE 

December 2011

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

December 2011

REACTORS PLANNED 

 Dec 2011

REACTORS PROPOSED 

 Dec 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
 63
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
 995
Brazil
13.9
3.1
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
318
Bulgaria
14.2
33.1
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
 309
Canada  
85.5
15.1
17
12044
 3
2190
3
3300
3
3800
1845
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
71.0
1.8
15
11881
26
27640
51
57480
120  
123000
4079
Czech Republic
26.4
33.2
6
3722
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
591
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
 1152
France
410.1
74.1
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9254
Germany
133.0
28.4
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0
0
 1934
Hungary
14.7
42.1
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
 331
India
20.5
2.9
 20
4385
 6
 4600
17
15000
40
49000
1305
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran
0
0
 1
 915
 0
0
2
2000
1
300
168
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
 2805
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
18785
5
5800
6
8400
0
0
4029
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
5.6
3.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
285
Netherlands
3.75
3.4
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
102
Pakistan
2.6
2.6
 3
725
 1  
340  
1  
340
2
2000
 113
 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
 4912
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
20000
 0
Slovakia
13.5
51.8
4 1816
2
880
0
0
1
1200
299
Slovenia
5.4
37.3
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
12.9
5.2
2
1800
0
0
0
0
6
9600
304
Spain
59.3
20.1
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1379
Sweden
55.7
38.1
10
9399
0
0
0
0
0
0
1366
Switzerland
25.3
38.0
5
3252
0
0
0
0
3
4000
527
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
 11
12000
2288
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
2093
USA
807.1
19.6
104
101433
1
1218
 7
8640
27
37400
18376
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 4000
 6
6700
0
WORLD**
2630
13.8
433
369,077
62
62,654
156
173,025
343
392,155
62,552

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 1/12/11 (excluding 8 shut-down German units)
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 13/6/11.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report Sept 2011 (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.

 62,552 tU = 73,768 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 810 t is expected in 2011.

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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