Global Nuclear Power Plants

There are currenly 191 Nuclear power plants across the globe with a total capacity of 398710.9 MW.

Name Capacity (MW) Type Other Fuel Commissioned Owner
ATUCHA I 370.0 MW Nuclear 1974 NASA
ATUCHA II 745.0 MW Nuclear 2014 NASA
EMBALSE 648.0 MW Nuclear 1984 NASA
Armenian-2 375.0 MW Nuclear 1980 Armenian Nuclear Power Company
DOEL 4 2910.0 MW Nuclear 1985
TIHANGE 1N 962.0 MW Nuclear 1975
TIHANGE 3 2053.8 MW Nuclear 1985
Almirante Álvaro Alberto - Unidade I (Antiga Angra I) 640.0 MW Nuclear 1985
Almirante Álvaro Alberto - Unidade II (Antiga Angra II) 1350.0 MW Nuclear 2000
KOZLODUY 2000.0 MW Nuclear
Bruce A 3220.0 MW Nuclear Bruce Power LP
Bruce B 3390.0 MW Nuclear Bruce Power LP
Darlington 3740.0 MW Nuclear
Pickering A 1084.0 MW Nuclear
Pickering B 2160.0 MW Nuclear
Point Lepreau 660.0 MW Nuclear
CEFR 20.0 MW Nuclear
Changjiang 1220.0 MW Nuclear
Daya Bay 1888.0 MW Nuclear
Fangchenggang 2000.0 MW Nuclear
Fangjiashan 2024.0 MW Nuclear
Fuqing 4000.0 MW Nuclear
Hongyanhe 4183.0 MW Nuclear
Ling Ao 3914.0 MW Nuclear
Ningde 4072.0 MW Nuclear
Qinshan 2 4101.0 MW Nuclear
Tianwan 1980.0 MW Nuclear
Yangjiang 4000.0 MW Nuclear
Dukonavy 2040.0 MW Nuclear CEZ Group
Temelín 2133.0 MW Nuclear 2002 CEZ Group
Loviisa Y1 992.0 MW Nuclear Fortum Power & Heat Power
Olkiluoto 1 1760.0 MW Nuclear Teollisuuden Voima Oyj
BELLEVILLE 2620.0 MW Nuclear
BLAYAIS 3640.0 MW Nuclear
BUGEY 3580.0 MW Nuclear
CATTENOM 5200.0 MW Nuclear
CHINON 3620.0 MW Nuclear
CHOOZ 3000.0 MW Nuclear
CIVAUX 2990.0 MW Nuclear
CRUAS 3660.0 MW Nuclear
DAMPIERRE 3560.0 MW Nuclear
FLAMANVILLE 2660.0 MW Nuclear
GOLFECH 2620.0 MW Nuclear
GRAVELINES 5460.0 MW Nuclear
NOGENT 2620.0 MW Nuclear
PALUEL 5320.0 MW Nuclear
PENLY 2660.0 MW Nuclear
ST ALBAN 2670.0 MW Nuclear
ST LAURENT 1830.0 MW Nuclear
TRICASTIN 1 3660.0 MW Nuclear
BROKDORF 1480.0 MW Nuclear 1986
EMSLAND 1406.0 MW Nuclear 1988
Grohnde 1360.0 MW Nuclear 1985 E.ON Kernkraft GmbH
ISAR-2 1485.0 MW Nuclear 1988
Kernkraft Gundremmingen 2572.0 MW Nuclear 1984 Kernkraftwerk Gundremmingen GmbH (KGG)
NECKARWESTHEIM-2 1400.0 MW Nuclear 1989
PHILIPPSBURG-2 1468.0 MW Nuclear 1984
Paksi Atomerőmű 1886.8 MW Nuclear
DAE RAJASTHAN 100.0 MW Nuclear 1972
KAIGA 880.0 MW Nuclear 2004
KAKRAPARA 440.0 MW Nuclear 1993
KUNDANKULAM 2000.0 MW Nuclear 2015
Kudankulam 2000.0 MW Nuclear
M.A.P.P. 440.0 MW Nuclear 1984
N.A.P.S 440.0 MW Nuclear 1990
R.A.P.S. 1080.0 MW Nuclear 2000
TARAPUR 1400.0 MW Nuclear 1996
Bushehr 1000.0 MW Nuclear 2011 Nuclear Power Production and Development Company of Iran
Fukushima Daina 4400.0 MW Nuclear Tokyo
Genkai 3478.0 MW Nuclear Kyushu
Hamaoka 3617.0 MW Nuclear Chubu
Higashi-Dori 1100.0 MW Nuclear Tohoku
Ikata 2022.0 MW Nuclear Shikoku
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 8212.0 MW Nuclear Tokyo
Mihama 826.0 MW Nuclear Kansai
Onagawa 2174.0 MW Nuclear Tohoku
Shika 1746.0 MW Nuclear Hokuriku
Shimane 820.0 MW Nuclear Chugoku
Takahama 3392.0 MW Nuclear Kansai
Tokai Daini 1100.0 MW Nuclear Japan Atomic Power Co.
Tomari 2000.0 MW Nuclear Hokkaido
Tsuruga 1160.0 MW Nuclear Japan Atomic Power Co.
Laguna Verde 1510.0 MW Nuclear CFE
Borssele Nuclear Power Station 485.0 MW Nuclear 1973 EPZ
Chasnupp 1330.0 MW Nuclear Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
Kanupp 137.0 MW Nuclear 1971 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
NPP Cernavoda 1298.0 MW Nuclear
Balakovo NPP 4000.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Beloyarsk 1480.0 MW Nuclear 1964 Rosatom
Bilibino 48.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Kalinn NPP 4000.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Kola NPP 1760.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Kursk 4000.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Leningrad NPP 4000.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Novovoronezh 1880.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Rostov NPP 4000.0 MW Nuclear 2001 Rosatom
Smolensk 3000.0 MW Nuclear JSC "Concern Rosenergoatom"
Bohunice Nuclear Power Plant Slovakia 880.0 MW Nuclear
Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant Slovakia 880.0 MW Nuclear
Krsko (NEK) 696.0 MW Nuclear

How does nuclear power plants generate electricity?

Electricity is generated from nuclear power through a process called nuclear fission.

Inside a nuclear reactor, uranium fuel rods are submerged in water. When the uranium atoms in the fuel rods are struck by neutrons, they split apart, releasing heat and more neutrons. This process is called nuclear fission, the heat generated by the fission process is used to create steam, which drives a turbine connected to a generator, producing electricity.

In a nuclear power plant, the steam used to drive the turbine is created in a closed loop system. The heat generated by the nuclear reaction is used to heat water in a separate loop, which is then circulated through a steam generator, where it heats another loop of water to create steam. The steam then drives the turbine connected to a generator, producing electricity. After passing through the turbine, the steam is condensed back into water and returned to the steam generator to be heated again.

How much electricity is generated from nuclear power each year?

According to the latest data from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global nuclear power capacity reached 392 GW at the end of 2020, generating 2,484 TWh of electricity annually.

Which country is the largest produced or nuclear power?

The largest nuclear power producer is the United States, with an installed capacity of 94 GW and an annual generation of 789 TWh. Other leading nuclear power producers include France, China, Japan, and Russia.

Is nuclear power is a renewable energy source?

No, nuclear power is not considered a renewable energy source. Although nuclear fuel, typically uranium, is naturally occurring, it is a finite resource, and the fuel supply must be mined, processed, and enriched before it can be used in nuclear power plants.

Is nuclear power environmentally friendly?

The process of nuclear power generation involves a nuclear chain reaction that produces heat, which is then used to generate electricity. The fuel is consumed during the process, and nuclear waste that is produced remains radioactive for thousands of years, presenting challenges for long-term storage and disposal.

While nuclear power is a low-carbon source of energy that does not produce greenhouse gas emissions during operation, it does present several challenges, including nuclear waste disposal, nuclear safety, and proliferation risks. The use of nuclear power remains a controversial topic and is subject to ongoing debate and scrutiny.

Data Information

This data is a derivitive set of data gathered by source mentioned below.

Data Sources

Global Energy Observatory/Google/KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm/Enipedia/World Resources Institute/database.earth