Nuclear Power Plants in the World
Many countries constituted by the European countries provide a significant part of the electricity production from nuclear energy. 13,5% of the electricity production is provided from the nuclear energy around the world. The USA having the world’s largest nuclear power plant with 100 power plants, obtains 19,0% of its electricity production from the nuclear energy. Russia where 33 nuclear power plants continue their production and 10 new plants are under construction obtains 17,5% of its electricity production, South Korea, having 23 power plants, 30,4% and France having 58 nuclear power plants 74% of its electricity production. China, having 21 nuclear power plants, has initiated the construction of 28 new nuclear power plants in order to meet the electricity energy demand in the coming years. Additionally, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and White Russia (Belarus) have initiated their first nuclear power plants.
THERE ARE 435 NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN 31 COUNTRIES.
Figure 1. Countries having nuclear power plants
Figure 2. Countries having nuclear power plants and numbers of power plants
72 NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN 16 COUNTRIES.
Figure 3. Countries having nuclear power plants under construction
Figure 4. Countries having nuclear power plants under construction and numbers of power plants under construction
Table 1. Numbers of the world’s nuclear power plants being in-service and under construction and nuclear energy’s share in the electricity production of the countries (data dated March 4, 2013)
Number of nuclear power plants in-service
|Number of nuclear power plants under construction||Share of nuclear energy in electricity production (%) |
|The United Arab Emirates||2|
 The nuclear power plants were temporarily closed for the security tests in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear disasters. However, the processes related to the re-opening of 17 nuclear power plants were initiated.