World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

2 May 2017

In the 'planned' category, this table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and expected to be operating by the late 2020s.

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.

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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2016

REACTORS OPERABLE

1 May 2017

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1 May 2017

REACTORS PLANNED

May 2017

REACTORS PROPOSED

May 2017

URANIUM REQUIRED

2017

billion kWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U

Argentina
7.7
5.6
3
1627
1
27
2
1950
2
1300
218
Armenia
2.2
31.4
1
376
0
0
1
1060
0
0
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
41.3
51.7
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
1015
Brazil
15.9
2.9
2
1896
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
336
Bulgaria
15.8
35.0
2
1926
0
0
0
0
1
1200
327
Canada
97.4
15.6
19
13,553
0
0
2
1500
0
0
1750
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
210.5
3.6
36
32,637
21
23,086
41
46,850
174
200,000
7757
Czech Republic
22.7
29.4
6
3904
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
570
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
0
Finland
22.3
33.7
4
2764
1
1720
1
1250
0
0
480
France
384.0
72.3
58
63,130
1
1750
0
0
0
0
9216
Germany
80.1
13.1
8
10,728
0
0
0
0
0
0
1480
Hungary
15.2
51.3
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
356
India
35.0
3.4
22
6219
5
3300
20
18,300
44
51,000
1091
Indonesia
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
30
4
4000
0
Iran
5.9
2.1
1
915
0
0
4
2200
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
17.5
2.2
42
39,952
2
2756
9
12,947
3
4145
2517
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
0
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)
154.2
30.3
25
23,081
3
4200
8
11,600
0
0
4816
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2700
0
Malaysia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
282
Mexico
10.3
6.2
2
1600
0
0
0
0
3
3000
0
Netherlands
3.8
3.4
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
102
Pakistan
5.1
4.4
4
1040
3
2662
0
0
0
0
101
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
0
0
Romania
10.4
17.1
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
0
0
179
Russia
179.7
17.1
35
26,865
7
5904
26
28,390
22
21,000
7767
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17,000
0
Slovakia
13.7
54.1
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
367
Slovenia
5.4
35.2
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
137
South Africa
15.2
6.6
2
1830
0
0
0
0
8
9600
312
Spain
56.1
21.4
7
7121
0
0
0
0
0
0
1271
Sweden
60.6
40.0
9
8849
0
0
0
0
0
0
1471
Switzerland
20.3
34.3
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
8
9500
0
Ukraine
81.0
52.3
15
13,107
0
0
2
1900
11
12,000
1945
UAE
0
0
0
0
4
5600
0
0
10
14,400
1734
United Kingdom
65.1
20.4
15
8883
0
0
11
15,600
2
2300
865
USA
805.3
19.7
99
99,678
4
5000
16
5600
19
28,500
17,847
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
6
7100
0
WORLD**
2,490
11.5
447
392,080
59
 63,440
170
177,817
372
426,595
67,867
 
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 1/5/17.
International Atomic Energy Agency Power Reactor Information System – for nuclear electricity production & percentage of electricity (% e).
World Nuclear Association, The Nuclear Fuel Report (September 2015, updated August 2016, reference scenario) – for U
63,404 tU = 74,772 t U3O8.

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

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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