Nuclear Energy Data – 2017

    Nuclear Energy Data – 2017

    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 total electricity produced by all sources and by nuclear power, fuel cycle capacities and requirements, and projections to 2035, where available. Country reports summarise energy policies, updates of the status in nuclear energy programmes and fuel cycle developments. In 2016, nuclear power continued to supply significant amounts of low-carbon baseload electricity, despite strong competition from low-cost fossil fuels and subsidised renewable energy sources. Three new units were connected to the grid in 2016, in Korea, Russia and the United States. In Japan, an additional three reactors returned to operation in 2016, bringing the total to five under the new regulatory regime. Three reactors were officially shut down in 2016 – one in Japan, one in Russia and one in the United States. 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 making progress 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 2016

    Country Number of nuclear reactors connected to the grid Nuclear electricity generation (net TWh) 2016 Nuclear percentage of total electricity supply
    Australia 0 0.0 0.0
    Austria 0 0.0 0.0
    Belgium 7 41.0* 51.3
    Canada 19 99.0* 14.8
    Chile 0 0.0 0.0
    Czech Republic 6 22.7 27.3
    Denmark 0 0.0 0.0
    Estonia 0 0.0 0.0
    Finland 4 22.3* 33.7
    France 58 384.0 72.3
    Germany 8 80.0* 13.1
    Greece 0 0.0 0.0
    Hungary 4 15.1 53.7
    Iceland 0 0.0 0.0
    Ireland 0 0.0 0.0
    Italy 0 0.0 0.0
    Japan 42 17.5** 2.2
    Korea 25 162.1* 30.7
    Luxembourg 0 0.0 0.0
    Mexico 2 10.6* 3.3
    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 35 183.6 17.6
    Slovak Republic 4 13.7 54.8
    Slovenia 1 5.7 37.0
    Spain 8*** 56.1 21.4
    Sweden 9 60.5* 39.8
    Switzerland 5 20.0* 31.3
    Turkey 0 0.0 0.0
    United Kingdom 15 65.1* 20.4
    United States 99 797.9* 20.4
    OECD America 120 907.5 18.3
    OECD Europe
    130 790.4 22.3
    OECD Pacific 67 179.6 11.0
    OECD 317 1 877.5 18.5
    NEA 352 2 061.1 18.7
    * Preliminary data.
    ** NEA estimate; N/A not available.
    *** Includes one reactor (Santa María de Garoña) disconnected from the grid on 16 December 2012 with its operating licence renewal application currently under review.

    Nuclear power share of total electricity production in OECD countries

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