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September 10, 2007

Tracking increases in global nuclear power plans

Globally there are more nuclear power plants on order


Date current nuclear Building now Planned Proposed
#plants Power # plants Power # plants Power # plants Power

Aug/07 439 372,002 MWe 34 27,838 81 89,175 223 200,445
Jul/07 438 371,258 32 25,073 74 80,531 214 179,345
May/07 437 370,040 30 22,398 74 81,601 182 151,345
Mar/07 435 368,943 28 22,735 66 70,861 158 124,225
Jan/07 435 368,860 28 22,735 64 68,861 158 124,225

In 2007
+4 + 3,142 MWe +6 +5,103 +17 20,314 +65 +76,220


A 21% increase from February to May/07. 286 reactors versus 219 reactors in the development pipeline. 338 nuclear reactors in the pipeline as of Aug/2007.

Building/Construction = first concrete for reactor poured, or major refurbishment under way (* In Canada, 'construction' figure is 2 laid-up Bruce A reactors);

Planned = Approvals, funding or major commitment in place, or construction well advanced but suspended indefinitely;

Proposed = clear intention or proposal but still without firm commitment

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