Boldface indicates countries with NPPs


The Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP) compiles background information on the status and development of nuclear power programmes in Member States. The CNPP's main objectives are to consolidate information about the nuclear power infrastructures in participating countries, and to present factors related to the effective planning, decision making and implementation of nuclear power programmes that together lead to safe and economical operations of nuclear power plants.

The CNPP summarizes organizational and industrial aspects of nuclear power programmes and provides information about the relevant legislative, regulatory and international framework in each country. Its descriptive and statistical overview of the overall energy and electricity situation in each country and its nuclear power framework are intended to serve as an integrated source of key background information about nuclear power programmes in the world. Statistical data about nuclear plant operations, energy and electricity use are drawn from national contributions and the IAEA's Power Reactor Information System (PRIS), IAEA's Energy Economic Data Base (EEDB) and World Development Indicators (WDI) of the World Bank.

The CNPP website is updated continuously, and an annual publication is prepared to provide a high-level overview of programmes in participating Member States. Currently, it contains historical country information for 50 countries, including 30 countries currently operating nuclear power plants, and 20 countries with past or planned nuclear power programmes. The CNPP reports are updated based on information voluntarily provided by participating IAEA Member States. Each of the profiles in this publication is self-standing and contains information officially provided by the respective national authorities.

From the 2020 edition, updated profiles cover Member States that are operating, expanding or constructing nuclear power reactors in addition to those that were formerly operational.

For the 2020 edition, 28 Member States provided updated or new profiles:

Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the United States of America.

The IAEA officers responsible for the overall coordination and preparation of this publication were M. N. Fisher and T. Yasar of the Division of Nuclear Power.

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Structure and Requirements

The CNPP report has a standard outline which was revised and updated in 2019. The document CNPP Structure and Requirements contains the required outline and also provides guidelines for the national contributors.


These published CNPP reports remain true to the original CNPP reports as submitted by the particular Member States. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the IAEA, the governments of the nominating Member States or the nominating organizations. Throughout the text, names of Member States are retained as they were when the text was submitted. The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by the publisher, the IAEA, as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA.


IAEA, 2020
Produced by the IAEA in Austria
September 2020