World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

June 2019

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

2018

REACTORS OPERABLE

June 2019

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

June 2019

REACTORS PLANNED

June 2019

REACTORS PROPOSED

June 2019

URANIUM REQUIRED

2017

TWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U

Argentina
6.5
4.7
3
1667
1
27
1
1150
2
1350
195
Armenia
1.9
25.6
1
376
0
0
0
0
1
1060
77
Bangladesh
0
0
0
0
2
2400
0
0
2
2400
0
Belarus
0
0
0
0
2
2388
0
0
2
2400
0
Belgium
27.3
39.0
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
987
Brazil 
14.8
2.7
2
1896
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
321
Bulgaria
15.4
34.7
2
1926
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
327
Canada
94.5
14.9
19
13,553
0
0
0
0
2
1500
1592
China
277.1
4.2
45
43,028
13
12,841
43
50,900
170
199,610
8289
Czech Republic
28.3
34.5
6
3932
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
649
Egypt
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
0
0
0
Finland
21.9
32.5
4
2764
1
1720
1
1250
0
0
494
France
395.9
71.7
58
63,130
1
1750
0
0
0
0
9502
Germany
71.9
11.7
7
9444
0
0
0
0
0
0
1480
Hungary
14.9
50.6
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
349
India
35.4
3.1
22
6219
7
5400
14
10,500
28
32,000
843
Iran
6.3
2.1
1
915
0
0
2
2114
5
2760
157
Japan
49.3
6.2
37
36,147
2
2756
1
1385
8
11,562
662
Jordan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1000
0
Kazakhstan
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
600
0
Korea RO (South)
127.1
23.7
24
23,231
4
5600
0
0
2
2800
4730
Lithuania
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2700
0
Mexico
13.2
5.3
2
1600
0
0
0
0
3
3000
248
Netherlands
3.3
3.1
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
82
Pakistan
9.3
6.8
5
1355
2
2322
1
1170
0
0
217
Poland
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
6000
0
Romania
10.5
17.2
2
1310
0
0
2
1440
1
720
183
Russia 
191.3
17.9
36
29,139
6
4973
24
25,810
22
21,000
5380
Saudi Arabia
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
17,000
0
Slovakia
13.8
55.0
4
1816
2
942
0
0
1
1200
651
Slovenia
5.5
35.9
1
696
0
0
0
0
1
1000
141
South Africa
10.6
4.7
2
1830
0
0
0
0
8
9600
279
Spain
53.4
20.4
7
7121
0
0
0
0
0
0
1275
Sweden
65.9
40.3
8
8376
0
0
0
0
0
0
1188
Switzerland
24.5
37.7
5
3333
0
0
0
0
0
0
497
Thailand
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
2000
0
Turkey
0
0
0
0
1
1200
3
3600
8
9500
0
Ukraine
79.5
53.0
15
13,107
0
0
2
1900
2
2,400
1944
UAE
0
0
0
0
4
5600
0
0
0
0
627
United Kingdom
59.1
17.7
15
8883
1
1720
3
5060
6
7820
1772
USA 
808.0
19.3
97
98,699
4
5000
3
2550
18
8000
18,996
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2400 0 0 0
WORLD*
2563
10.3**
446
397,529
56
60,644
111
121,829
328
358,382
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.

* World figures include Taiwan, which generated a total of 26.7 TWh from nuclear in 2018 (accounting for 11.4% of Taiwan's total electricity generation). The island has four operable reactors with a combined net capacity of 3719 MWe.

** Provisional International Energy Agency data for year 2017.

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

‡ 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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