Nuclear Energy Generation In ECD/NEA Countries Will continue To Grow
At 0.9% Per Year Until 2010
produced from nuclear power stations in OECD/NEA Member countries should
continue to grow, from 2 007 Terawatt-hours (TWh) in 1997 to
2 244 TWh in 2010. However, the nuclear share of total
electricity production, which stood at 24.3 per cent in 1997, is
projected to decline to 22.0 per cent by 2010. Electricity
demand should continue to grow at about 1.7 per cent annually beyond
the year 2000.
is published in the annual survey of developments and projections of nuclear
generation, installed capacities and associated fuel cycle services carried
out by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA). The survey, Nuclear
Energy Data, also known as the "Brown Book", is based on
official statistics and projections to 2015 submitted by OECD/NEA countries.
currently represents about 78 per cent of total electricity production
in France, 60 per cent in Belgium, 46 per cent in Sweden, 40 per
cent in Switzerland, 40 per cent in Hungary, 36 per cent in
Germany, 35 per cent in the Republic of Korea, 33 per cent in
Japan, 30 per cent in Finland, 29 per cent in Spain, 28 per
cent in the United Kingdom, 20 per cent in the Czech Republic, 19 per
cent in the United States, 14 per cent in Canada, 7 per cent
in Mexico, and 3 per cent in the Netherlands.
The total capacity
provided by the 358 reactors now installed is 300.9 Gigawatts
(GWe). Another 10 reactors (9.4 GWe) are under construction
and six (6.7 GWe) are firmly committed. The total capacity
of OECD/NEA nuclear power plants is projected to be about 303 GWe
in the year 2000, and 326 GWe in 2010, account being taken of
a deduction of 26.1 GWe to be taken out of service by 2010.
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