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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements Archive

 March 2011

This table of archived data includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030 on the date specified above. 

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 current details of what is tabulated here.

COUNTRY  NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2009   REACTORS OPERABLE   REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION   REACTORS PLANNED   REACTORS PROPOSED   URANIUM REQUIRED 2011 
(Click name for   1 Mar 2011  1 Mar 2011   March 2011   March 2011   
Country Profile)  billion kWh  % e  No.  MWe net  No.  MWe gross  No.  MWe gross  No.  MWe gross                tonnes U 
Argentina  7.6  7.0  935  745  773  740  208 
Armenia  2.3  45  376  1060      56 
Bangladesh  2000 
Belarus  2000  2000 
Belgium  45  51.7  5943  1052 
Brazil  12.2  3.0  1901  1405  4000  311 
Bulgaria  14.2  35.9  1906  1900  275 
Canada   85.3  14.8  18  12679  1500  3300  3800  1884 
Chile  4400 
China  65.7  1.9  13  10234  27  29790  50  57830  110  108000  4402 
Czech Republic  25.7  33.8  3722  2400  1200   680 
Egypt  1000  1000 
Finland  22.6  32.9  2721  1700  3000  468 
France  391.7  75.2  58  63130  1720  1720  1100  9221 
Germany  127.7  26.1  17  20339  3453 
Hungary  14.3  43  1880  2200  295 
India  14.8  2.2   20  4385   5   3900  18  15700  40  49000  1053 
Indonesia  2000  4000 
Iran  1000  2000  300  150 
Israel  1200 
Italy   10  17000 
Japan  263.1  28.9  55  47348  2756  12  16538  1300  8195 
Jordan  1000       
Kazakhstan  600  600 
Korea DPR (North)  950 
Korea RO (South)  141.1  34.8  21  18675  5800  8400  3586 
Lithuania  10.0  76.2   1   1700 
Malaysia  1200 
Mexico  10.1  4.8  1600  2000  247 
Netherlands  4.0  3.7  485  1000  107 
Pakistan  2.6  2.7  400  300  600  2000  68 
 Poland  6000 
Romania  10.8  20.6  1310  1310  655  175 
Russia  152.8  17.8  32  23084  10  8960  14  16000  30  28000  3757 
Slovakia  13.1  53.5  1816  880  1200  267 
Slovenia  5.5  37.9  696  1000  145 
South Africa  11.6  4.8  1800  9600  321 
Spain  50.6  17.5  7448  1458 
Sweden  50.0  34.7  10  9399  1537 
Switzerland  26.3  39.5  3252  4000  557 
Thailand   5000 
Turkey  4800  5600 
Ukraine  77.9  48.6  15  13168  1900  20  27000  2037 
UAE    5600  10  14400 
United Kingdom  62.9  17.9  19  10962  6680  12000  2235 
USA  798.7  20.2  104  101229  1218  11662  23  34000  19427 
Vietnam   2000  12  13000 
WORLD**  2560  14  443  377,750  62  64,374  158  176,773  324 368,295  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 1/12/11 (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. 

 

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.

 67,990 tU = 80,181 t U3O8

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 40.4 billion kWh in 2011 (accounting for 19.0% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe, and one proposed, 1350 MWe.  It is expected to require 1291 tU in 2012.

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