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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 February 2014

This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.

The WNA 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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Country Profile)

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2012

REACTORS OPERABLE

Feb 2014

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Feb 2014

REACTORS PLANNED

Feb 2014

REACTORS PROPOSED

Feb 2014

URANIUM REQUIRED 2014

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U
Argentina
5.9
4.7
2
935
1
745
1
33
2
1400
213
Armenia
2.1
26.6
1
376
0
0
1
1060
 

 

87
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
1
1200
1
1200
2
2400
0
Belgium
38.5
51.0
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1017
Brazil
15.2
3.1
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
325
Bulgaria
14.9
31.6
2
1906
0
0
1
950
0
0
321
Canada
89.1
15.3
19
13553
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1784
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
92.7
2.0
20
17042
28
31635
58
62635
118
122000
6296
Czech Republic
28.6
35.3
6
3766
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
563
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.1
32.6
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
2700
480
France
407.4
74.8
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9927
Germany
94.1
16.1
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0

0

1889
Hungary
14.8
45.9
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
357
India
29.7
3.6
21
5302
6
4300
18
15100
39
45000
913
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
1.3
0.6
1
915
0
0
1
1000
1
300
174
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
17.2
2.1
48
42569
3
3036
9
12947
3
4145
2119
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)
143.5
30.4
23
20656
5
6870
6
8730
0
0
5022
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
8.4
4.7
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
277
Netherlands
3.7
4.4
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
103
Pakistan
5.3
5.3
3
725
2
680
0
0
2
2000
99
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.6
19.4
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
179
Russia
166.3
17.8
33
24253
10
9160
31
32780
18
16000
5456
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17000
0
Slovakia
14.4
53.8
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
392
Slovenia
5.2
53.8
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
12.4
5.1
2
1830
0
0
0
0
6
9600
305
Spain
58.7
20.5
7
7002
0
0
0
0
0
0
1274
Sweden
61.5
38.1
10
9508
0
0
0
0
0
0
1516
Switzerland
24.4
35.9
5
3252
0
0
0
0
3
4000
521
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
4
4500
0
Ukraine
84.9
46.2
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
11
12000
2359
UAE
0
0
0
0
2
2800
2
2800
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
64.0
18.1
16
10038
0
0
4
6680
7
8920
1738
USA
770.7
19.0
100
99098
5
6018
7
8463
15
24000
18816
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2346
11
434
374,335
70
74,911
173
186,388
310
349,170
65,908
 
billion kWh
% 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: WNA to 1/2/14 (excluding 8 shut-down German units units)
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 13/4/12.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report Sept 2013 (reference scenario 2014) - for U.

Operable = Connected to the grid;
Under 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 largely 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 2011 WNA Market Report reference case has 156 reactors closing by 2030, and 298 new ones coming on line.

TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour.

65,908 tU = 77,725 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 38.7 billion kWh in 2012 (accounting for 18.4% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe. It was expected to require 1249 tU in 2014.

Note: This table is routinely updated approximately every two months, and more frequently as required.
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