As of November 27, 2016, 450 nuclear power plants were in operation and 60 under construction world-wide. Most of the nuclear power plants were equipped with light water reactors, (see ‘pressurized water reactors’ and ‘boiling water reactors’).

Reactor type

In operation

Number

Electr. output
MW

AGR, GGR

15

8.175

BWR

78

74.686

CANDU/D2O-PWR

49

24.549

FBR

2

580

PWR

278

259.777

RBMK

15

10.219

total

437

377.986

Nuclear power plants of the world according to Reactor types, 1 July 2015