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Title
Title:
Energy Capacity - Nuclear
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_energy_capacity_nuclear
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Since its inception early in the second half of the 20th century, nuclear power generation has evolved from the R&D stage to a mature industry that supplies 17% of the world’s electricity. Well designed, constructed and operated nuclear power plants have proved to be reliable, safe and economic. Currently, more than 8400 reactor-years of operating experience have been accumulated worldwide, and a number of countries are heavily reliant upon this form of power. Data compiled for the present Survey indicate that at the end of 1996 there were 439 nuclear power plants in operation and 43 under construction worldwide. According to data in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Power Reactor Information System, five nuclear plants were connected to electricity grids during 1996 - one in France, two in Japan and one each in Romania and the USA. Construction of three nuclear power plants was started: two in China (Qinshan 2, units A and B, PWR) and one in Japan (Onagawa 3, BWR). More information: http://www.worldenergy.org/wecgeis/publications/default/launches/ser/ser.asp http://www.worldenergy.org/wecgeis/members_only/registered/open.plx?file=publications/default/current_ser/nuclear.stm
Purpose:
This 19th WEC Survey of Energy Resources contains a chapter for each energy resource, ranging from the conventional fossil fuels to the renewables, both new and traditional. Marine current energy has been covered for the first time. Generally, the coverage of each resource comprises a commentary by an leading expert in the field, data tables and country notes. The tables summarise the worldwide resources, reserves, production and consumption of fossil fuels and comparable data for non-fossil energy sources, as applicable. The country notes aim to highlight the main features of the resource and its utilisation. In addition, definitions pertinent to the resource in question are set out to aid the reader's understanding.
Units:
Megawatt-Electricity (MWe)
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Energy Consumption and Production
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Energy
Free Keywords:
Energy, Capacity, Nuclear, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://www.worldenergy.org/wec-geis/members_only/registered/open.plx?file=publications/default/current_ser/nuclear.stm
File Format:
Web page
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1996, 2010
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
WEC En. Survey
Data Provider:
WEC
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020320
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
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Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of area or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
The data for Slovenia includes the capacity and output of the Krsko nuclear power plant, even if it is shared 50/50 between Slovenia and Croatia.
Definitions:
Energy Capacity - Nuclear is the actual capacity of the nuclear electric power industry to describe the size of generating plants. “MWe” is the symbol for the actual output of a generating station in megawatts of electricity.
Comments:
Data Source: The majority of the data were provided by WEC Member Committees in 1997. If information was not available from this source, data have been derived from the following published sources: Nuclear Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Report 1997; September 1997; Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy; Nuclear Power Reactors in the World; April 1997; International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2015; 1997; International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna; Les Centrales Nucléaires dans le Monde 1997; Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, France. The estimates of nuclear generating capacity in 2010 for Armenia, India, Kazakhstan, Korea (Democratic People's Rep.), Pakistan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom reflect the Reference Case projections in Nuclear Power Generation and Fuel Cycle Report 1997. Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).