The first nuclear power station was connected to the power grid in 1954, at Obninsk, Russia. Today, there are 437 nuclear power plants in 31 countries, with an installed capacity of over 372 GW. In 2013, a further 68 plants are under construction, which will add an additional 65 GW to the global capacity.
Top Five Nuclear Countries by Installed Capacity
Number of Reactors Worldwide
Number of Nuclear Reactors by Age of Reactor
- Nuclear power plants, world-wide, European Nuclear Society, Brussels, Belgium, 2013.
Also of interest:
- How Do Nuclear Plants Work?
ChemistryViews.org March, 2011.