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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

6 January 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 2009 

REACTORS OPERABLE 

1 Jan 2011

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

1 Jan 2011

REACTORS PLANNED 

 Jan 2011 

REACTORS PROPOSED 

 Jan 2011

URANIUM REQUIRED 2010 

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

              tonnes U
Argentina
7.6
7.0
2
935
1
745
2
773
1
740
123
Armenia
2.3
45
1
376
0
0
1
1060
55
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
2
2000
0
Belgium
45
51.7
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1052
Brazil
12.2
3.0
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
311
Bulgaria
14.2
35.9
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
272
Canada  
85.3
14.8
18
12679
2
1500
3
3300
3
3800
1675
China
65.7
1.9
13
10234
27
29790
50
57830
110
108000
2875
Czech Republic
25.7
33.8
6
3686
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
678
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.6
32.9
4
2721
1
1700
0
0
2
3000
1149
France
391.7
75.2
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1720
10153
Germany
127.7
26.1
17
20339
0
0
0
0
0
0
3453
Hungary
14.3
43
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
295
India
14.8
2.2
19
4183
6
4120
18
15700
40
49000
908
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran
0
0
0
0
1
1000
2
2000
1
300
148
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
263.1
28.9
55
47348
2
2756
12
16538
1
1300
8003
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)
141.1
34.8
21
18675
5
5800
6
8400
0
0
3804
Lithuania
10.0
76.2
0
0
0
0
0
0
 1
 1700
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1200
0
Mexico
10.1
4.8
2
1310
0
0
0
0
2
2000
253
Netherlands
4.0
3.7
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
107
Pakistan
2.6
2.7
2
400
1
300
2
600
2
2000
68
 Poland 
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.8
20.6
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
175
Russia
152.8
17.8
32
23084
10
8960
14
16000
30
28000
4135
Slovakia
13.1
53.5
4 1816
2
880
0
0
1
1200
269
Slovenia
5.5
37.9
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
145
South Africa
11.6
4.8
2
1800
0
0
0
0
6
9600
321
Spain
50.6
17.5
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1458
Sweden
50.0
34.7
10
9399
0
0
0
0
0
0
1537
Switzerland
26.3
39.5
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
77.9
48.6
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
20
27000
2031
UAE   
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
5600
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
62.9
17.9
19
10962
0
0
4
6680
9
12000
2235
USA
798.7
20.2
104
101229
1
1218
9
11662
23
34000
19538
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
 2
 2000
12
13000
0
WORLD**
2560
14
442
377,222
 63
64,576
156
174,773
322
366,515
68,646

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 1/1/11, corrected 6/1/11
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 3/5/10.
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 8-10 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.

 68,646 tU = 80,954 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 2009 (accounting for 20.7% 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 863t is expected in 2010.

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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