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World Nuclear Power Reactors 2007-09 & Uranium Requirements

5 February 2009
 
This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.  Longer-range estimates based on national strategies, capabilities and needs may be found in the WNA Nuclear Century Outlook.  The WNA country papers linked to this table cover both areas: near-term developments and the prospective long-term role for nuclear power in national energy policies.                      
 

COUNTRY

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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2007

REACTORS OPERABLE 

31 Jan 2009

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

31 Jan 2009

REACTORS PLANNED 

31 Jan 2009

REACTORS PROPOSED 

31 Jan 2009

URANIUM REQUIRED 2009

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe

No.

MWe

No.

MWe

No.

MWe

              tonnes U
Argentina
6.7
6.2
2
935
1
692
1
740
1
740
122
Armenia
2.35
43.5
1
376
0
0
0
0
1
1000
51
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
2
2000
0
Belgium
46
54
7
5728
0
0
0
0
0
0
1002
Brazil
11.7
2.8
2
1901
0
0
1
1245
4
4000
308
Bulgaria
13.7
32
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
260
Canada
88.2
14.7
18
12652
2
1500
3
3300
6
6600
1670
China
59.3
1.9
11
8587
11
11000
26
27560
72
58400
2010
Czech Republic
24.6
30.3
6
3472
0
0
0
0
2
3400
610
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
22.5
29
4
2696
1
1600
0
0
1
1000
446
France
420.1
77
59
63473
1
1630
0
0
1
1600
10569
Germany
133.2
26
17
20339
0
0
0
0
0
0
3398
Hungary
13.9
37
4
1826
0
0
0
0
2
2000
274
India
15.8
2.5
17
3779
6
2976
10
9760
15
11200
961
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Iran
0
0
0
0
1
915
2
1900
1
300
143
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
267
27.5
53
46236
2
2285
13
17915
1
1300
8388
Kazakhstan
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
600
2
600
0
Korea DPR (North)
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
950
0
0
0
Korea RO (South)
136.6
35.3
20
17716
5
5350
3
4050
2
2700
3444
Lithuania
9.1
64.4
1
1185
0
0
0
0
2
3400
0
Mexico
9.95
4.6
2
1310
0
0
0
0
2
2000
242
Netherlands
4.0
4.1
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
97
Pakistan
2.3
2.34
2
400
1
300
2
600
2
2000
65
 Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
10000
0
Romania
7.1
13
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
174
Russia
148
16
31
21743
8
5980
11
12870
25
22280
3537
Slovakia
14.2
54
4
1686
2
840
0
0
1
1200
251
Slovenia
5.4
42
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
12.6
5.5
2
1842
0
0
3
3565
24
4000
303
Spain
52.7
17.4
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1383
Sweden
64.3
46
10
9016
0
0
0
0
0
0
1395
Switzerland
26.5
43
5
3220
0
0
0
0
3
4000
531
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
4
4000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
0
Ukraine
87.2
48
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
20
27000
1977
UAE 
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
4500
11
15500
0
United Kingdom
57.5
15
19
11035
0
0
0
0
6
9600
2059
USA
806.6
19.4
104
100845
0
0
12
15000
20
26000
18867
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
8
8000
0
WORLD**
2608
15
436
371,927
43
37,668
108
121,065
266
262,275
65,405

billion kWh
% e
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
tonnes U
 
NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2007
REACTORS OPERATING
REACTORS BUILDING
ON ORDER or PLANNED
PROPOSED
URANIUM REQUIRED
 

Sources: 
Reactor data: WNA to 1/2/09
IAEA- for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e) 5/08.
WNA: Global Nuclear Fuel Market (reference scenario) - for U.

 

Operating = Connected to the grid;
Building/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 years, or construction well advanced but suspended indefinitely;
Proposed = Specific program or site proposals, expected operation within 20 years.  Planned and Proposed are generally gross MWe;
TWh = Terawatt-hours (billion kilowatt-hours), MWe = Megawatt net (electrical as distinct from thermal), kWh = kilowatt-hour.

65,405 tU = 77,132 t U3O8 

** The world total includes 6 reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4916 MWe, which generated a total of 39 billion kWh in 2007 (accounting for 19.3% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2600 MWe.  U demand of 831t is expected in 2009.

 

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Note: This table is routinely updated every two months.
Earlier tables: December 08, October '08September '08, August '08, July '08March '08, January '08, December '07, November '07, September '07, August '07, July '07May '07, March '07, January '07.