Key Figures

Through 60 years of experience, starting from zero basis in nuclear, Korea is more than familiar with the difficulties when adopting nuclear technology or expanding the industry.

  • Reactors in Operation

    24
    23,150 MWe
  • Reactors under Construction

    4
    5,360 MWe
  • Permanent Shutdown Reactors

    2
    1,237 MWe
  • Total Status
    (30 Units)

    In Operation 24
    Permanent Shutdown 2
    under
    construcion 4
  • Reactors In Operation
    (24 Units)

    Hanul 6
    Hanbit 6
    Shin-Kori 4
    Kori 3
    Wolsong 3
    Shin-wolsong 2
  • Reactors In Operation
    (23,150 MWe)

    Hanul 26%
    Hanbit 26%
    Shin-Kori 21%
    Kori 11%
    Wolsong 8%
    Shin-wolsong 9%
Current Status of Korean
Nuclear Power Plants
  • In Operation
  • Under Construction
  • Permanent Shutdown
hanul
  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
  • #4
  • #5
  • #6
  • Shin#1
  • Shin#2
wolsong
  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
  • #4
  • Shin#1
  • Shin#2
saeul
  • Shin#3
  • Shin#4
  • Shin#5
  • Shin#6
kori
  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
  • #4
  • Shin#1
  • Shin#2
hanbit
  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
  • #4
  • #5
  • #6
Reactors in Operation - 24 Units
REACTOR NAME LOCATION TYPE MODEL REFERENCE UNIT
POWER (MW)
GROSS ELECTRICAL
CAPACITY (MW)
CONSTRUCTION
START DATE
FIRST GRID
CONNECTION
Hanbit-1 Yeonggwang-gun PWR WH F 995 1,028 1981-06-04 1986-03-05
Hanbit-2 Yeonggwang-gun PWR WH F 988 1,025 1981-12-01 1986-11-11
Hanbit-3 Yeonggwang-gun PWR OPR-1000 986 1,037 1989-12-23 1994-10-30
Hanbit-4 Yeonggwang-gun PWR OPR-1000 970 1,022 1990-05-26 1995-07-18
Hanbit-5 Yeonggwang-gun PWR OPR-1000 992 1,049 1997-06-29 2001-12-19
Hanbit-6 Yeonggwang-gun PWR OPR-1000 993 1,051 1997-11-20 2002-09-16
Hanul-1 Ulchin-gun PWR France CPI 966 1,008 1983-01-26 1988-04-07
Hanul-2 Ulchin-gun PWR France CPI 967 1,010 1983-07-05 1989-04-14
Hanul-3 Ulchin-gun PWR OPR-1000 997 1,049 1993-07-21 1998-01-06
Hanul-4 Ulchin-gun PWR OPR-1000 999 1,053 1993-11-01 1998-12-28
Hanul-5 Ulchin-gun PWR OPR-1000 998 1,048 1999-10-01 2003-12-18
Hanul-6 Ulchin-gun PWR OPR-1000 997 1,048 2000-09-29 2005-01-07
Kori-2 Gijang-gun PWR WH F 640 681 1977-12-23 1983-04-22
Kori-3 Gijang-gun PWR WH F 1,011 1,045 1979-10-01 1985-01-22
Kori-4 Gijang-gun PWR WH F 1,012 1,045 1980-04-01 1985-12-31
Shin-Kori-1 Busan & Ulsan PWR OPR-1000 996 1,046 2006-06-16 2010-08-04
Shin-Kori-2 Busan & Ulsan PWR OPR-1000 996 1,047 2007-06-05 2012-01-28
Shin-Kori-3 Ulsan PWR APR-1400 1,416 1,486 2008-10-16 2016-01-15
Shin-Kori-4 Ulsan PWR APR-1400 1,418 1,455 2009-08-19 2019-04-22
Shin-Wolsong-1 Gyeongju-si PWR OPR-1000 997 1,049 2007-11-20 2012-01-27
Shin-Wolsong-2 Gyeongju-si PWR OPR-1000 993 1,051 2008-09-23 2015-02-26
Wolsong-2 Gyeongju-si PHWR CANDU 6 606 620 1992-09-25 1997-04-01
Wolsong-3 Gyeongju-si PHWR CANDU 6 630 650 1994-03-17 1998-03-25
Wolsong-4 Gyeongju-si PHWR CANDU 6 609 621 1994-07-22 1999-05-21
Source: IAEA PRIS, Oct., 2021
Reactors Under Construction - 4 Units
REACTOR NAME LOCATION TYPE MODEL REFERENCE UNIT
POWER (MW)
GROSS ELECTRICAL
CAPACITY (MW)
CONSTRUCTION
START DATE
Shin-Hanul-1 Ulchin-gun PWR APR-1400 1,340 1,400 2012-07-10
Shin-Hanul-2 Ulchin-gun PWR APR-1400 1,340 1,400 2013-07-19
Shin-Kori-5 Ulsan PWR APR-1400 1,340 1,400 2017-04-01
Shin-Kori-6 Ulsan PWR APR-1400 1,340 1,400 2018-09-20
Source: IAEA PRIS, Oct., 2021
Permanent Shutdown Reactors - 2 Units
REACTOR NAME LOCATION TYPE MODEL REFERENCE UNIT
POWER (MW)
GROSS ELECTRICAL
CAPACITY (MW)
CONSTRUCTION
START DATE
FIRST GRID
CONNECTION
PERMANENT
SHUTDOWN DATE
Kori-1 Gijang-gun PWR WH 60 579 607 1972-08-01 1977-06-26 2017-06-18
Wolsong-1 Gyeongju-si PHWR CANDU 6 661 683 1977-10-30 1981-12-31 2019-12-24
Source: IAEA PRIS, Oct., 2021