World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements

1 September 2016

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

COUNTRY

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NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY GENERATION 2015

REACTORS OPERABLE

1 Sept 2016

REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

1 Sept 2016

REACTORS PLANNED

Sept 2016

REACTORS PROPOSED

Sept 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
215
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
329
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
1630
Chile
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4400
0
China
161.2
3.0
34
30597
20
22596
42
47930
136
156000
5338
Czech Republic
25.3
32.5
6
3904
0
0
2
2400
1
1200
565
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
22
6219
5
3300
20
18600
44
51000
997
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
680
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
5013
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
3
1841
1
1161
0
0
270
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
36
27167
7
5904
25
27755
23
22800
6264
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
917
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
304
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
2251
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
100
100013
4
5000
18
8312
24
26000
18161
Vietnam
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
4800
6
6700
0
WORLD**
2,441
11.5
447
390,808
59
 62,389
168
175,585
345
388,600
63,404
 
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 1/9/16 (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 (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.