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 plants operate in 31 countries. Most are in Europe, Northern America, East Asia and South Asia.

France has the largest share of electricity generated by nuclear power. China has the fastest growing nuclear power program with 28 new reactors under construction,[3] and a considerable number of new reactors are also being built in India, Russia and South Korea. At the same time, at least 100 older and smaller reactors will “most probably be closed over the next 10–15 years”.[4]

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 2016, Italy closed all of its nuclear stations and Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland are phasing-out nuclear power while Netherlands, Sweden, and Taiwan have some same intentions. Lithuania and Kazakhstan shut down lone nuclear stations earlier but plan to built new ones instead. Armenia earlier shut down its lone nuclear plant but then started to utilize it again. Austria never started to utilize it s first nuclear plant that was completely built. Due to financial, politic and technical reasons, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, and Poland never completed the construction of their first nuclear plants (but the latter two plan the nuclear stations again) and Australia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ghana, Ireland, Kuwait, Oman, Peru, Singapore, and Venezuela never built their planned first nuclear plants.[5][6] Global nuclear electricity generation in 2012 was at its lowest level since 1999.[7][8]

As of 2011, countries such as Australia, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, and Portugal have no nuclear power stations and remain opposed to them.[5][9]

Canadian Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is the largest nuclear power plant now whereas Japanese Kashiwazaki-Kariwa was regarded as such earlier.

Nuclear power by Country in 2015[10]
Country Number of
operated reactors
Capacity
Net-total (MWe)
Generated
electricity (GWh)
 %-share of
domestic generation
Argentina Argentina 3 1632 6519.00 4.83%
Armenia Armenia 1 375 2576.00 34.51%
Belgium Belgium 7 5913 24571.70 37.53%
Brazil Brazil 2 1884 14809.16 2.76%
Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 1926 15379.00 31.32%
Canada Canada 19 13524 98374.97 16.60%
China China Mainland 35 28792 170355.00 3.03%
Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 3930 25337.32 32.53%
Finland Finland 4 2752 22323.00 33.74%
France France 58 63130 416800.00 76.34%
Germany Germany 8 10799 86810.32 14.09%
Hungary Hungary 4 1889 14955.71 52.67%
India India 21 5780 34644.45 3.53%
Iran Iran 1 915 3547.00 1.27%
Japan Japan 43 40290 4346.49 0.52%
North Korea Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of 30 Unknown 0.00 0.00%
South Korea Korea, Republic of 25 23073 157196.00 31.73%
Netherlands Netherlands 1 482 3861.63 3.67%
Mexico Mexico 2 1440 11176.54 6.79%
Pakistan Pakistan 4[16] 1030 4332.70 4.40%
Romania Romania 2 1300 10695.00 17.33%
Russia Russia 35 25443 195213.58 18.59%
Slovakia Slovakia 4 1814 14083.68 55.90%
Slovenia Slovenia 1 688 5371.66 38.01%
South Africa South Africa 2 1860 10965.14 4.73%
Spain Spain 7 7121 54740.00 20.34%
Sweden Sweden 10 9651 54347.00 34.33%
Switzerland Switzerland 5 3333 22100.00 33.48%
Taiwan Taiwan 6 5052 35143.03 16.32%
Ukraine Ukraine 15 13107 82300.00 56.49%
United Kingdom United Kingdom 15 8918 63894.54 18.87%
United States United States 99 99185 797178.00 19.50%
World total 479 387,106 MWe 2,798 TWh 10.9%[17]

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