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World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

February 2012 
 
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 2010 

REACTORS OPERABLE 

 February 2012

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION 

  February 2012

REACTORS PLANNED 

 Feb 2012

REACTORS PROPOSED 

Feb 2012

URANIUM REQUIRED 2012

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

              tonnes U
Argentina
6.7
5.9
2
935
1
745
2
773
1
740
124
Armenia
2.3
39.4
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
2000
2
2000
0
Belgium
45.7
51.2
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
 995
Brazil
13.9
3.1
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
321
Bulgaria
14.2
33.1
2
1906
0
0
2
1900
0
0
 313
Canada  
85.5
15.1
17
12044
 3
2190
3
3300
3
3800
1694
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
71.0
1.8
15
11881
26
27640
51
57480
120  
123000
6550
Czech Republic
26.4
33.2
6
3764
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
583
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
0
Finland
21.9
28.4
4
2741
1
1700
0
0
2
3000
 471
France
410.1
74.1
58
63130
1
1720
1
1720
1
1100
9254
Germany
133.0
28.4
9
12003
0
0
0
0
0
0
 1934
Hungary
14.7
42.1
4
1880
0
0
0
0
2
2200
 331
India
20.5
2.9
 20
4385
 6
 4600
17
15000
40
49000
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
280.3
29.2
51
44642
2
2756
10
13772
 5
6760
 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)
141.9
32.2
21
18785
5
5800
6
8400
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
5.6
3.6
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
279
Netherlands
3.75
3.4
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
102
Pakistan
2.6
2.6
 3
725
 1  
340  
1  
340
2
2000
 117
 Poland 
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.7
19.5
2
1310
0
0
2
1310
1
655
177
Russia
159.4
17.1
33
24164
9
7960
14
16000
30
28000
 5488
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
20000
 0
Slovakia
13.5
51.8
4 1816
2
880
0
0
1
1200
307
Slovenia
5.4
37.3
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
59.3
20.1
8
7448
0
0
0
0
0
0
1355
Sweden
55.7
38.1
10
9399
0
0
0
0
0
0
1394
Switzerland
25.3
38.0
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
83.95
48.1
15
13168
0
0
2
1900
 11
12000
2348
UAE   
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
5600
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
56.9
15.7
18  
10745  
0
0
4
6680
9
12000
2096
USA
807.1
19.6
104
101607
1
1218
 11
13260
19
25500
19724
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
 4000
 6
6700
0
WORLD**
2630
13.8
434
370,373
61
61,654
160
177,645
335
380,255
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 8/2/12 (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.
   

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 8-10 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 39.9 billion kWh in 2010 (accounting for 19.3% 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.

See also: WANO map (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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