Nuclear power by country

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The Cattenom Nuclear Power Plant in France. France produces around three quarters of its electricity by nuclear power.[1]
The Grafenrheinfeld Nuclear Power Plant in Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition announced on 30 May 2011, that Germany’s 14 nuclear power stations will be shut down by 2022, in a policy reversal following Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.[2]

Nuclear power stations operate in 31 countries. China has 28 new reactors under construction,[3] and there are also a considerable number of new reactors being built in South Korea, India, and Russia. At the same time, at least 100 older and smaller reactors will "most probably be closed over the next 10-15 years".[4] So the expanding nuclear programs in Asia are balanced by retirements of aging plants and nuclear reactor phase-outs.[5]

In 2010, before the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, it was reported that an average of about 10 nuclear reactors were expected to become operational per year, although according to the World Nuclear Association, of the 17 civilian reactors planned to become operational between 2007 and 2009, only five actually came on stream.[4] As of June 2011, Germany and Switzerland are phasing-out nuclear power[6][7] which will be replaced mostly by fossil fuels, and a smaller part renewable energy.

As of 2012, countries such as Australia, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, and Portugal remain opposed to nuclear power.[6][8] Global nuclear electricity generation in 2012 was at its lowest level since 1999.[9][10]

Overview[edit]

Of the thirty countries in which nuclear power plants operate, only France, Belgium, Hungary and Slovakia use them as the primary source of electricity, although many other countries have a significant nuclear power generation capacity.[11] According to the World Nuclear Association, a nuclear power advocacy group, over 45 countries are giving "serious consideration" to introducing a nuclear power capability, with Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Vietnam, Belarus, and Jordan at the forefront.[12] China, South Korea and India are pursuing ambitious expansions of their nuclear power capacities, with China aiming to increase capacity to at least 80 GWe by 2020, 200 GWe by 2030 and 400 GWe by 2050.[13] South Korea plans to expand its nuclear capacity from 20.7 GWe in 2012 to 27.3 GWe in 2020 and to 43 GWe by 2030.[14] India aims to have 14.6 GWe nuclear power generation capacity by 2020 and 63 GWe by 2032 and to have 25% of all electricity supplied by nuclear power by 2050.[15][16]

Timeline of commissioned and decommissioned nuclear capacity since the 1950s[16]
Global status of nuclear deployment as of 2009 (source: see file description)
      Operating reactors, building new reactors
      Operating reactors, planning new build
      No reactors, building new reactors
      No reactors, planning new build
      Operating reactors, stable
      Operating reactors, considering phase-out
      Civil nuclear power is illegal
      No reactors
Nations based on nuclear output as a percentage of national power output.
Nuclear power plants in Europe
Nuclear power by Country in 2014[11]
Country Number of
operated reactors
Capacity
Net-total (MWe)
Generated
electricity (GWh)
 %-share of
domestic generation
France France 58 63130 418001.40 76.9%
Slovakia Slovakia 4 1814 14420.34 56.8%
Hungary Hungary 4 1889 14777.73 53.6%
Ukraine Ukraine 15 13107 83122.79 49.4%
Belgium Belgium 7 5927 32093.74 47.5%
Sweden Sweden 10 9470 62270.05 41.5%
Switzerland Switzerland 5 3333 26467.90 37.9%
Slovenia Slovenia 1 688 6060.82 37.2%
Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 3904 28636.78 35.8%
Finland Finland 4 2752 22645.96 34.6%
Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 1926 15013.99 31.8%
Armenia Armenia 1 375 2265.64 30.7%
South Korea Korea, Republic of 23 20717 149199.22 30.4%
Spain Spain 7 7121 54860.38 20.4%
United States United States 100 99244 798616.26 19.5%
Russia Russia 34 24654 169064.84 18.6%
Romania Romania 2 1300 10753.68 18.5%
United Kingdom United Kingdom 16 9373 57918.48 17.2%
Canada Canada 19 13500 98588.12 16.8%
Germany Germany 9 12074 91783.70 15.8%
South Africa South Africa 2 1860 14762.70 6.2%
Mexico Mexico 2 1330 9311.60 5.6%
Pakistan Pakistan 3 690 4577.53 4.3%
Argentina Argentina 3 1627 5258.17 4.0%
Netherlands Netherlands 1 482 3873.51 4.0%
India India 21 5780 37835.00 3.7%
Brazil Brazil 2 1884 14463.39 2.9%
China China 23 19007 123807.69 2.4%
Iran Iran 1 915 3723.60 1.5%
Japan Japan 48 42388 0.00 0.0%
Taiwan Taiwan 6 5032 40801.06 18.9%
World total 439 376,821 MWe 2,410 TWh 10.9%[17]


List of nuclear reactors by country[edit]

Only the commercial reactors registered with the International Atomic Energy Agency are listed below.

Country Operating Under
construction
References and notes
Argentina Argentina 3 1
Armenia Armenia 1 0 Replacement[18]
Belarus Belarus 0 2 Under construction
Belgium Belgium 7 0
Brazil Brazil 2 1 [19]
Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 0 Four reactors were shut down in 2004 and 2007. Belene Nuclear Power Plant construction was officially terminated in March 2012.[20]
Canada Canada 19 0 2 new reactors at Darlington planned
China China 26 23 80 GWe by 2020(~6%)[21]
Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 0
Finland Finland 4 1 As of 2012, TVO is planning a new reactor to be built and operational by 2020.[22]
France France 58 1 First French EPR under construction at Flamanville
Germany Germany 9 0 Phase-out in place by 2022.
Hungary Hungary 4 0 Paks2 [2*1200MW] signed with Rosatom in 2014.
India India 21 6 Six reactors with a cumulative capacity of 4300 MW are under construction as of 2015.
 Iran 1 0 The first reactor of Bushehr Plant has power generation capacity of 915 MW[23]
Japan Japan 43 3 After Fukushima, Japan shut down all of its 54 nuclear reactors, 6 of them permanently; 48 remain operational, but only 2 have been approved for restart.[24][25]
Mexico Mexico 2 0
Netherlands Netherlands 1 0
Pakistan Pakistan 3 2 Pakistan plans on constructing 32 nuclear power plants by 2050.[26]
Romania Romania 2 0 20 January 2011, GDF Suez, Iberdrola and RWE pulled out of the project.[27]
Russia Russia 34 9 9 new reactors by 2017
Slovakia Slovakia 4 2 Under construction
Slovenia Slovenia 1 0
South Africa South Africa 2 0 South Africa will be building a further 9600 MW by 2030 [28][29]
South Korea South Korea 24 4
Spain Spain 7 0 Stable[30]
Sweden Sweden 10 0
Switzerland Switzerland 5 0 Phase-out in place, first decommissioning 2029.[31]
Taiwan Taiwan 6 0
Turkey Turkey 0 2
Ukraine Ukraine 15 2 (IAEA) or 0 (WNA) 2 new reactors by 2018.[32][33] One destroyed in 1986.
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 0 3
United Kingdom United Kingdom 16 0
United States United States 99 5
World 437 69 (IAEA) or 65 (WNA)

References:[1][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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