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Nuclear Power Industry in the US: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
Taiyou Research, February 2012, Pages: 40
The nuclear energy industry in the US is worth well over $60 billion, with the US having the highest number of nuclear power plants in the world (104 nuclear power plants as of 2010). There is no doubt that the US is one of the biggest players in the global nuclear power industry, with the US government supporting the growth of the industry since the 1990s.
With the support of favorable regulations, couple with the rising cost of fossil fuels and the environmental impact of using fuels such as coal and oil & gas, nuclear energy had become an attractive option for generating electricity for the US.
However, the Fukushima nuclear disaster has led to the US putting on hold many future nuclear power plant projects. This move is surely going to have an impact on the US nuclear power industry, with the actual extent remaining to be seen.
What remains to be seen in the coming years is whether or not the United States can survive without the large amount of power that is generated from nuclear power every year in the country. With the debate raging on strong about the use and safety of nuclear power, alternative sources of energies such as clean coal, LNG, renewable resources, etc., have come to the front as the United States decides whether to opt for nuclear energy in its future energy mix or not.
In order to understand the profitability and the dynamics of competitive structure of the global nuclear industry, Taiyou Research presents a Porter's Five Forces Analysis of the Nuclear Power Industry in the US.
Michael Porter's Five Forces Model is one of the most effective analytical model for understanding and analyzing the competitive landscape in an industry. The model analyzes the bargaining power of buyers and suppliers; the competitive rivalry in the industry; the threat of new entrants and the threat of substitutes for the particular industry – in this case, coal faces the threat of substitution from the various renewable energy sources that are fast becoming popular today.
In our report, apart from the Porter’s Five Forces Model Analysis of the industry, we also analyze briefly what nuclear power is along with a definition of nuclear power, a profile of the nuclear power industry in the US, including a market profile, market value and volume analysis, region-wise industry segmentation, and an industry forecast till 2015.
1. Executive Summary
2. What is Nuclear Power?
2.1 Industry Definition
2.2 Overview of Nuclear Power
2.3 Current Use of Nuclear Power
2.4 Why Use Nuclear Power?
2.5 Safety of Nuclear Power
2.6 Nuclear Weapons Non-proliferation
3. Profile of the Global Nuclear Power Industry
3.1 Market Profile
3.2 Industry Value & Volume Analysis
3.3 Region-wise Industry Segmentation
3.4 Industry Forecast
4. Nuclear Power Industry in the US: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.2 Power of Buyers
4.3 Power of Suppliers
4.4 Competitive Rivalry
4.5 New Entrants in the Industry
4.6 Presence of Substitutes
List of Figures
Figure 1: Share of Nuclear Power in Total Global Electricity Production (1971-2010)
Figure 2: Electricity Generation from Nuclear Power in 2010
Figure 3: Value of the US Nuclear Power Industry (USD Billion) 2006-2010
Figure 4: Volume of the US Nuclear Power Industry (Thousand GWh) 2006-2010
Figure 5: Share of the US in the Global Nuclear Power Industry (%), 2010
Figure 6: Value Forecast for the US Nuclear Power Industry (USD Billion) 2010-2015
Figure 7: Porter's Five Forces Analysis of the Nuclear Power Industry in the US
List of Tables
Table 1: Value of the US Nuclear Power Industry (USD Billion) 2006-2010
Table 2: Volume of the US Nuclear Power Industry (Thousand GWh) 2006-2010
Table 3: Share of the US in the Global Nuclear Power Industry (%), 2010
Table 4: Value Forecast for the US Nuclear Power Industry (USD Billion) 2010-2015
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