IAEA has released CNPP 2017
March 21, 2018

IAEA has released CNPP 2017

IAEA has released its annual eidition of the Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP), documenting the status and development of nuclear power programmes worldwide in 2017.

The publication summarizes organizational and industrial aspects of nuclear power programmes in 50 countries, including 30 currently operating nuclear power plants and 20 with past or planned nuclear power programmes.

The publication serves as an important resource not only for researchers but also for decision makers and the wider public

Nuclear power currently provides about 11% of the world's electricity. 12 countries rely on nuclear for at least 30% of their national electricity generation. As of today, there are 449 operational nuclear reactors in 30 countries, with 56 others under construction in 15 countries.

"The publication serves as an important resource not only for researchers but also for decision makers and the wider public" said Pal Vinzce from IAEA. "It is one of the few avenues for Member States to provide information regarding their energy, economic and regulatory policies to promote transparency of their nuclear power programmes through a coordinated and vetted publication."

the profiles provide a descriptive overview of the overall economic, energy and electricity situation in each country, with its nuclear power framework. Statistical data about nuclear plant operations, energy and electricity use are drawn from national contributions as well as IAEA data bases and World Development Indicators of the World Bank.

The 2017 edition outlines activities and summaries of 30 countries with nuclear programmes, 14 of which are actively expanding their fleets and 6 others considering possible expansion. Two newcomers are planning to start operating their first nuclear power reactors in 2018: Belarus and the United Arab Emirates.

"Nuclear power remains an important option for many countries to improve energy security, reduce the impact of volatile fossil fuel prices and mitigate the effects of climate change and air pollution", recognized the IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century.

"We look forward to engaging Member States in order to maintain the relevance and timeliness of the publication," said Marianne Nari Fisher from IAEA. "This ensures the accuracy of information regarding the status of nuclear power around the world."

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