World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

December 2017

In the 'planned' category, this table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and expected to be operating by the late 2020s.

The World Nuclear Association 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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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2016

REACTORS OPERABLE

1 Dec 2017

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1 Dec 2017

REACTORS PLANNED

1 Dec 2017

REACTORS PROPOSED

1 Dec 2017

URANIUM REQUIRED

2017

TWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U

Argentina
7.7
5.6
3
1627
1
27
2
1950
2
1300
195
Armenia
2.2
31.4
1
376
0
0
1
1060
0
0
77
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
1
1200
1
1200
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
2
2388
0
0
2
2400
0
Belgium
41.3
51.7
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
987
Brazil
15.9
2.9
2
1896
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
321
Bulgaria
15.8
35.0
2
1926
0
0
0
0
1
1200
327
Canada
97.4
15.6
19
13,553
0
0
2
1500
0
0
1592
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
210.5
3.6
37
33,657
20
22,006
40
46,700
143
164,000
8289
Czech Republic
22.7
29.4
6
3904
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
649
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
0
Finland
22.3
33.7
4
2764
1
1720
1
1250
0
0
494
France
384.0
72.3
58
63,130
1
1750
0
0
0
0
9502
Germany
80.1
13.1
8
10,728
0
0
0
0
0
0
1480
Hungary
15.2
51.3
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
349
India
35.0
3.4
22
6219
6
4350
19
17,250
46
52,000
843
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
5.9
2.1
1
915
0
0
4
2200
7
6300
157
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
17.5
2.2
42
39,952
2
2756
9
12947
3
4145
662
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Kazakhstan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1800
0
Korea DPR (North)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
950
0
Korea RO (South)
154.2
30.3
24
22,505
3
4200
2
2800
6
8800
4730
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2700
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
248
Mexico
10.3
6.2
2
1600
0
0
0
0
3
3000
0
Netherlands
3.8
3.4
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
82
Pakistan
5.1
4.4
5
1355
2
2322
0
0
0
0
217
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.4
17.1
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
0
0
183
Russia
179.7
17.1
35
26,865
7
5904
26
28,390
22
21,000
5380
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17,000
0
Slovakia
13.7
54.1
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
651
Slovenia
5.4
35.2
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
141
South Africa
15.2
6.6
2
1830
0
0
0
0
8
9600
279
Spain
56.1
21.4
7
7121
0
0
0
0
0
0
1275
Sweden
60.6
40.0
8
8376
0
0
0
0
0
0
1188
Switzerland
20.3
34.3
5
3333
0
0
0
0
3
4000
497
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
8
9500
0
Ukraine
81.0
52.3
15
13,107
0
0
2
1900
11
12,000
1944
UAE
0
0
0
0
4
5600
0
0
10
14,400
627
United Kingdom
65.1
20.4
15
8883
0
0
11
15,600
2
2300
1772
USA
805.3
19.7
99
99647
2
2500
14
3100
21
30,000
18,996
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
6
7100
0
WORLD**
2,490
10.6
447
392,335
57
 61,770
159
164,117
351
401,895
65,014
 
TWh
% 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: World Nuclear Association
International Atomic Energy Agency Power Reactor Information System – for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e)
World Nuclear Association, The Nuclear Fuel Report (September 2017, reference scenario) – for U
65,014 tU = 76,671 t U3O8

Operable = Connected to the grid
Under Construction = First concrete for reactor poured, or major refurbishment underway
Planned = Approvals, funding or commitment in place, mostly expected in operation within 8-10 years
Proposed = Specific programme or site proposals, timing of start of operation very uncertain

New plants coming online are largely balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2016, 80 reactors were retired as 96 started operation. The reference scenario in the 2017 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report (Table 2.4) has 140 reactors closing by 2035, and 224 new ones coming online (figures include 22 Japanese reactors online by 2035).

TWh = terawatt hour (billion kilowatt hours); kWh = kilowatt hour; MWe = megawatt (electrical as distinct from thermal)

** The world total includes six reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 30.5 TWh in 2016 (accounting for 13.7% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). 

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