World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

October 2018

The World Nuclear Association's Country Profiles, linked to below, provide more detail of what is tabulated here. 

COUNTRY

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Country Profile)

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2017

REACTORS OPERABLE

October 2018

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION †

October 2018

REACTORS PLANNED

October 2018

REACTORS PROPOSED

October 2018

URANIUM REQUIRED

2017

TWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U

Argentina
6.2*
4.5
3
1627
1
27
2
1950
2
1300
195
Armenia
2.4
32.5
1
376
0
0
1
1060
0
0
77
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
2
2400
0
0
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
2
2388
0
0
2
2400
0
Belgium
40.0
49.9
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
987
Brazil
15.7*
2.7
2
1896
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
321
Bulgaria
15.5*
34.3
2
1926
0
0
0
0
1
1200
327
Canada
96.0
14.6
19
13,553
0
0
2
1500
0
0
1592
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
247.5*
3.9
44
41,916
14
13,967
43
50,900
136
154,000
8289
Czech Republic
26.8
33.1
6
3932
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
649
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
0
Finland
21.6
33.2
4
2764
1
1720
1
1250
0
0
494
France
379.1
71.6
58
63,130
1
1750
0
0
0
0
9502
Germany
72.2
11.6
7
9444
0
0
0
0
0
0
1480
Hungary
15.2
50.0
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
349
India
34.9
3.2
22
6219
7
5400
14
10,500
28
32,000
843
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
6.4
2.2
1
915
0
0
4
2200
7
6300
157
Israel
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1200
0
Italy
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Japan
29.1
3.6
42
39,952
2
2756
9
12,947
3
4145
662
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Kazakhstan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
1800
0
Korea DPR (North)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
950
0
Korea RO (South)
141.1
27.1
24
22,505
5
7000
0
0
6
8800
4730
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2700
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Mexico
10.6
6.0
2
1600
0
0
0
0
3
3000
248
Netherlands
3.3
2.9
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
82
Pakistan
7.9
6.2
5
1355
2
2322
1
1170
0
0
217
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.6
17.7
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
0
0
183
Russia
187.5*
17.8
37
28,961
6
4889
25
27,135
22
21,000
5380
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17,000
0
Slovakia
14.0
54.0
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
651
Slovenia
6.0
39.1
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
141
South Africa
15.1
6.7
2
1830
0
0
0
0
8
9600
279
Spain
55.6
21.2
7
7121
0
0
0
0
0
0
1275
Sweden
63.1
39.6
8
8376
0
0
0
0
0
0
1188
Switzerland
19.5
33.4
5
3333
0
0
0
0
3
4000
497
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
5000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
1
1200
3
3600
8
9500
0
Ukraine
85.6
55.1
15
13,107
0
0
2
1900
11
12,000
1944
UAE
0
0
0
0
4
5600
0
0
10
14,400
627
United Kingdom
63.9
19.3
15
8883
0
0
11
15,600
2
2300
1772
USA
805.0
20.0
98
99,221
2
2500
14
3100
28
30,000
18,996
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
6
7100
0
WORLD**
2,519
10.6***
452
399,800
55
58,866
151
154,282
335
373,823
65,014
 
TWh
% e
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
No.
MWe
tonnes U
 
NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION
OPERABLE
UNDER CONSTRUCTION †
PLANNED
PROPOSED
URANIUM REQUIRED

Sources:

Reactor and electricity data: International Atomic Energy Agency Power Reactor Information System (PRIS); US Energy Information Administration; company data; World Nuclear Association estimates
World Nuclear Association, The Nuclear Fuel Report (September 2017, reference scenario) – for U 
65,014 tU = 76,671 t U3O8

Notes:

Operable = Connected to the grid.
Under Construction = First concrete for reactor poured.
Planned = Approvals, funding or commitment in place, mostly expected to be in operation in the 2020s.
Proposed = Specific programme or site proposals; timing very uncertain.

* Gross generation.

** World figures include Taiwan, which generated a total of 21.6 TWh from nuclear in 2017 (accounting for 9.3% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). The island has four operable reactors with a combined net capacity of 3719 MWe.

*** 2016 data.

† Under Construction figures include a number of units where construction is currently suspended: Lungmen 1&2 (Taiwan); Angra 3 (Brazil); and Baltic 1 (Russia).

‡ Khmelnitski 3&4 (Ukraine) are listed as under construction in PRIS. Construction was suspended in 1990 and is yet to restart. In this table the two units are listed as planned. 

New plants coming online are largely balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2016, 80 reactors were retired as 96 started operation. The reference scenario in the 2017 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report (Table 2.4) has 140 reactors closing by 2035, and 224 new ones coming online (figures include 22 Japanese reactors online by 2035).

TWh = terawatt hour (billion kilowatt hours); kWh = kilowatt hour; MWe = megawatt (electrical as distinct from thermal)

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