World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

March 2020

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

COUNTRY

(Click name for
Country Profile)

NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION

2018

REACTORS OPERABLE

March
2020

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

March 2020

REACTORS PLANNED

March 2020

REACTORS PROPOSED

March 2020

URANIUM REQUIRED

2020

TWh

% e

No.

MWe net

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

No.

MWe gross

tonnes U

Argentina
6.5
4.7
3
1702
1
27
1
1150
2
1350
198
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
701
Belgium
27.3
39.0
7
5943
0
0
0
0
0
0
999
Brazil 
14.8
2.7
2
1896
1
1405
0
0
4
4000
325
Bulgaria
15.4
34.7
2
1926
0
0
1
1000
1
1000
331
Canada
94.5
14.9
19
13,553
0
0
0
0
2
1500
1538
China
277.1
4.2
47
45,688
12
12,244
42
48,660
170
199,610
9834
Czech Republic
28.3
34.5
6
3932
0
0
2
2400
2
2400
665
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
765
France
395.9
71.7
57
62,250
1
1750
0
0
0
0
8936
Germany
71.9
11.7
6
8052
0
0
0
0
0
0
1264
Hungary
14.9
50.6
4
1889
0
0
2
2400
0
0
352
India
35.4
3.1
22
6255
7
5300
14
10,500
28
32,000
967
Iran
6.3
2.1
1
915
1
1057
1
1057
5
2760
157
Japan
49.3
6.2
33
31,679
2
2756
1
1385
8
11,562
2000
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
4903
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
251
Netherlands
3.3
3.1
1
485
0
0
0
0
0
0
83
Pakistan
9.3
6.8
5
1355
2
2322
1
1170
0
0
196
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
185
Russia 
191.3
17.9
38
29,203
4
4903
24
25,810
22
21,000
4834
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
515
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
283
Spain
53.4
20.4
7
7121
0
0
0
0
0
0
1290
Sweden
65.9
40.3
7
7738
0
0
0
0
0
0
962
Switzerland
24.5
37.7
4
2960
0
0
0
0
0
0
390
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
1893
UAE
0
0
0
0
4
5600
0
0
0
0
966
United Kingdom
59.1
17.7
15
8883
1
1720
3
5060
6
7820
1820
USA 
808.0
19.3
96
97,565
4
5000
3
2550
18
8000
19,746
Uzbekistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2400 2 2400 0
WORLD*
2563
10.3**
441
391,439
54
61,034
109
118,532
330
360,782
68,240
 
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 (published September 2019, reference scenario forecast) – for uranium requirements
68,240 tU = 80,472 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 2018.

† 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 1998-2018, 89 reactors were retired as 98 started operation. The reference scenario in the 2019 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report (Table 2.5) has 154 reactors closing by 2040, and 289 new ones coming online (figures include 21 Japanese reactors online by 2040). 

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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