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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

September 2012

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

(Click name for
Country Profile)

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2011

REACTORS OPERABLE

 Dec 2012

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

  Dec 2012

REACTORS PLANNED

 Dec 2012

REACTORS PROPOSED

Dec 2012

URANIUM REQUIRED 2012

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

              tonnes U
Argentina
5.9
5.0
2
935
1
745
1
33
2
1400
124
Armenia
2.4
33.2
1
376
0
0
1
1060
64
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
45.9
54.0
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
995
Brazil
14.8
3.2
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
321
Bulgaria
15.3
32.6
2
1906
0
0
1
950
0
0
313
Canada
88.3
15.3
20
 14169
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1694
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
82.6
1.8
15
11881
29
2300010
51
60880
120
123000
6550
Czech Republic
26.7
33.0
6
3764
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
583
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.3
31.6
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
3000
471
France
423.5
77.7
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9254
Germany
102.3
17.8
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0

 

0
1934
Hungary
14.7
43.2
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
331
India
28.9
3.7
20
4385
7
5300
18
15100
39
45000
937
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran 
0
0
1
915
0
0
2
2000
1
300
170
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
156.2
18.1
50
44396
3
3036
10
13772
3
4000
4636
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)
147.8
34.6
23
20787
4
5205
5
7000
0
0
3967
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
9.3
3.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
279
Netherlands
3.9
3.6
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
102
Pakistan
3.8
3.8
3
725
2
680  
0  
0
2
2000
117
 Poland 
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.8
19.0
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
177
Russia
162.0
17.6
33
24164
10
9160
17
 24180
20
20000
5488
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17000
0
Slovakia
14.3
54.0
4
1816
2
880
0
0
1
1200
307
Slovenia
5.9
41.7
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
12.9
5.2
2
1800
0
0
0
0
6
9600
304
Spain
55.1
19.5
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1355
Sweden
58.1
39.6
10
9399
0
0
0
0
0
0
1394
Switzerland
25.7
40.8
5
3252
0
0
0
0
3
4000
527
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
84.9
47.2
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
11
12000
2348
UAE
0
0
0
0
1
1400
3
4200
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
62.7
17.8
16
10038
0
0
4
6680
9
12000
2096
USA
790.4
19.2
104
102195
1
1218
13
15660
13
21600
19724
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4000
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2518
 c13.5
436
374,135
65
65,159
167
185,495
317
359,655
67,990

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 1/12/12 (excluding 8 shut-down German units)
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 13/4/12.
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.
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