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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 September 2013 (U column updated 21/9)

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

Sept 2013

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Sept 2013

REACTORS PLANNED

Sept 2013

REACTORS PROPOSED

Sept 2013

URANIUM REQUIRED 2013

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
212
Armenia
2.1
26.6
1
376
0
0
1
1060
 

 

86
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
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
321
Bulgaria
14.9
31.6
2
1906
0
0
1
950
0
0
317
Canada
89.1
15.3
19
13553
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1764
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
92.7
2.0
17
13842
28
30550
61
66560
118
122000
6711
Czech Republic
28.6
35.3
6
3766
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
574
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.1
32.6
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
3000
1127
France
407.4
74.8
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9320
Germany
94.1
16.1
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0

0

1889
Hungary
14.8
45.9
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
357
India
29.7
3.6
20
4385
7
5300
18
15100
39
45000
1326
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran
1.3
0.6
1
915
0
0
1
1000
1
300
172
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
50
44396
3
3036
9
12947
3
4145
366
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
20787
5
6870
6
8730
0
0
4218
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
270
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
117
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
177
Russia
166.3
17.8
33
24253
10
9160
28
29180
18
18236
5090
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
675
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
1357
Sweden
61.5
38.1
10
9388
0
0
0
0
0
0
1505
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
2352
UAE
0
0
0
0
2
2800
2
2800
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
64.0
18.1
16
10038
0
0
4
6680
9
12000
1828
USA
770.7
19.0
100
98951
3
3618
9
10860
15
24000
19622
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2346
11
432
371,900
68
71,226
175
189,880
314
356,986
64,978

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 1/9/13 (excluding 8 shut-down German units and 2 shut-down US units)
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 13/4/12.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market report Sept 2013 (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.

64,978 tU = 76,629 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 is expected to require 1232 tU in 2013.

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