Nuclear Energy Data – 2016

    Nuclear Energy Data – 2015

    Nuclear Energy Data is the Nuclear Energy Agency's annual compilation of statistics and country reports documenting nuclear power status in NEA member countries and in the OECD area. Information provided by governments includes statistics on installed generating capacity, total electricity produced by all sources and by nuclear power, nuclear energy policies and fuel cycle developments, as well as projections of nuclear generating capacity and electricity production to 2035, where available. Total electricity generation at nuclear power plants and the share of electricity production from nuclear power plants increased slightly in 2015, by 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively. Two new units were connected to the grid in 2015, in Russia and Korea; two reactors returned to operation in Japan under the new regulatory regime; and seven reactors were officially shut down – five in Japan, one in Germany and one in the United Kingdom. Governments committed to having nuclear power in the energy mix advanced plans for developing or increasing nuclear generating capacity, with the preparation of new build projects progressing in Finland, Hungary, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Further details on these and other developments are provided in the publication's numerous tables, graphs and country reports.

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    Summary figures for 2015

    Nuclear Energy Data Summary Figures
    Country
    Number of nuclear reactors connected to the grid
    Nuclear electricity generation
    (net TWh) 2015
    Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
    Australia
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Austria
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Belgium
    7
    25.0
    ***
    38.5
     
    Canada
    19
    102.0
    *
    15.9
     
    Chile
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Czech Republic
    6
    25.3
     
    30.2
     
    Denmark
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Estonia
    0
    0.0
     
    0.0
     
    Finland
    4
    22.4
    *
    33.8
     
    France
    58
    416.8
     
    76.3
     
    Germany
    8
    86.8
    *
    14.1
     
    Greece
    0
    0.0
     
    0.0
     
    Hungary
    4
    14.9
     
    53.4
     
    Iceland
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Ireland
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Italy
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Japan
    42
    4.3
    **
    0.4
     
    Korea
    24
    158.2
    *
    31.5
     
    Luxembourg
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Mexico
    2
    11.2
    *
    3.9
     
    Netherlands
    1
    3.9
     
    3.6
     
    New Zealand
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Norway
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Poland
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Portugal
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    Russia
    35
    195.2
    18.6
     
    Slovak Republic
    4
    14.1
    56.9
     
    Slovenia
    1
    5.6
    39.7
     
    Spain
    8
    54.7
     
    20.3
     
    Sweden
    10
    54.3
    *
    34.3
     
    Switzerland
    5
    22.0
    36.1
     
    Turkey
    0
    0.0
    0.0
     
    United Kingdom
    15
    59.2
     
    17.4
     
    United States
    99
    798.0
    *
    20.4
     
     
    OECD America
    120
    911.2
    18.5
     
    OECD Europe
    131
    805.0
    22.9
     
    OECD Pacific
    66
    162.5
    11.0
     
    OECD
    317
    1 878.7
    18.4
     
    NEA
    352
    2 073.9
    18.7
     
    * Preliminary data.
    ** NEA estimate; N/A not available.
    *** Low nuclear production due to pressure vessel issues at Doel 3 and Tihange 2.

    Nuclear power share of total electricity production in OECD countries