World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

May 2016

This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.

The World Nuclear Association 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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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2015

REACTORS OPERABLE

1 May 2016

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1 May 2016

REACTORS PLANNED

May 2016

REACTORS PROPOSED

May 2016

URANIUM REQUIRED

2016

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U

Argentina
6.5
4.8
3
1627
1
27
2
1950
2
1300
217
Armenia
2.6
34.5
1
376
0
0
1
1060
 
 
88
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
0
0
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
2
2388
0
0
2
2400
0
Belgium
24.8
37.5
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1015
Brazil
13.9
2.8
2
1901
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
332
Bulgaria
14.7
31.3
2
1926
0
0
1
950
0
0
327
Canada
95.6
16.6
19
13553
0
0
2
1500
3
3800
1730
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
161.2
3.0
32
26967
22
24686
42
48330
136
156000
6072
Czech Republic
25.3
32.5
6
3904
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
567
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
0
Finland
22.3
33.7
4
2741
1
1700
1
1200
1
1500
1126
France
419.0
76.3
58
63130
1
1750
0
0
1
1750
9211
Germany
86.8
14.1
8
10728
0
0
0
0
0
0
1689
Hungary
15.0
52.7
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
356
India
34.6
3.5
21
5302
6
4300
24
23900
36
41600
1077
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
3.2
1.3
1
915
0
0
2
2000
7
6300
178
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
4.3
0.5
43
40480
3
3036
9
12947
3
4145
1728
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
 
 
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)
157.2
31.7
25
23017
3
4200
8
11600
0
0
4926
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
11.2
6.8
2
1600
0
0
0
0
2
2000
282
Netherlands
3.9
3,7
1
485
0
0
0
0
1
1000
102
Pakistan
4.3
4.4
3
725
2
680
2
2300
0
0
273
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.7
17.3
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
1
655
179
Russia
182.8
18.6
35
26053
8
7104
25
27755
23
22800
6416
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17000
0
Slovakia
14.1
55.9
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
905
Slovenia
5.4
38.0
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
11.0
4.7
2
1830
0
0
0
0
8
9600
308
Spain
54.8
20.3
7
7121
0
0
0
0
0
0
1271
Sweden
54.5
34.3
9
8849 
0
0
0
0
0
0
1471
Switzerland
22.2
33.5
5
3333
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
82.4
56.5
15
13107
0
0
2
1900
11
12000
1985
UAE
0
0
0
0
4
5600
0
0
10
14400
0
United Kingdom
63.9
18.9
15
8883
0
0
4
6100
9
11800
1734
USA
798.0
19.5
99
98990
5
6218
18
8312
24
26000
18214
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2,441
11.5
440
384,006
65
 68,935
173
182,424
337
379,200
65,220
 
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: World Nuclear Association to 1/5/16 (excluding nine shutdown German units).
International Atomic Energy Agency Power Reactor Information System – for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e).
World Nuclear Association, The Nuclear Fuel Report – Global Scenarios for Demand and Supply Availability 2015-2035 (September 2015) – for U.
65,220 tU = 76,914 t U3O8.

Operable = Connected to the grid.
Under Construction = First concrete for reactor poured, or major refurbishment underway.
Planned = Approvals, funding or major commitment in place, mostly expected in operation within 8-10 years.
Proposed = Specific programme or site proposals, expected operation mostly within 15 years.

New plants coming on line are largely balanced by old plants being retired. Over 1996-2013, 66 reactors were retired as 71 started operation. There are no firm projections for retirements over the period covered by this Table, but we estimate that at least 60 of those now operating will close by 2030, most being small plants. The 2015 Nuclear Fuel Report reference scenario (Table 2.4) has 132 reactors closing by 2035, and 287 new ones coming on line (figures include 28 Japanese reactors on line by 2035).

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

** The world total includes six reactors operating on Taiwan with a combined capacity of 4927 MWe, which generated a total of 35.1 billion kWh in 2015 (accounting for 16.3% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). Taiwan has two reactors under construction with a combined capacity of 2700 MWe. It was expected to require 783 tU in 2016.

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