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Largest nuclear power reactors worldwide by gross capacity 2019

The largest nuclear reactor worldwide based on gross capacity was Taishan, in China, with gross capacity of 1,750 megawatts as of December 31, 2019. Further, two out of three leading nuclear power reactors were located in France. Civaux and Chooz had a gross capacity of 1,561 and 1,560 megawatts respectively.

At that time, there were 443 operational nuclear reactors and five nuclear reactors under construction in the world.

Leading nuclear power reactors under operation worldwide as of December 2019, by gross capacity*

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

As of December 31, 2019

Supplementary notes

* This statistic includes one reactor of each type, despite some reactors existing more than once in each nuclear power plants,such as:

** Taishan has two identical reactors under operation, Taishan-1 and Taishan-2.
Civaux has two identical reactors under operation, Civaux-1 and Civaux-2.
Chooz has two identical reactors under operation, Chooz-B1 and Chooz-B2.
Palo Verde has three identical reactors under operation, Palo Verde-1, Palo Verde-2 and Palo Verde-3.
Peach Bottom has two identical reactors under operation, Peach Bottom-2 and Peach Bottom-3.

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