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Analyzing Nuclear Power in Brazil

  • ID: 560877
  • Report
  • July 2015
  • Region: Brazil
  • 100 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search
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Electricity consumption in Brazil has grown strongly since 2000. Per capita consumption is 2235 kWh/yr. Nuclear energy provides four percent of the country's electricity - about 13 billion kWh per year.

In 1970 the government decided to seek bids for an initial nuclear plant. The turnkey contract for Angra-1 was awarded to Westinghouse, and construction started in 1971 at a coastal site between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Angra-1 suffered continuing problems with its steam supply system and was shut down for some time during its first few years. Its lifetime load factor over the first 15 years was only 25%, but since 1999 it has been much better. Angra-2 has performed well.

The 1224 MWe Angra-3 unit was part of the same contract as Angra-2 and was designed to be a twin of it.

The report – Analyzing Nuclear Power in Brazil, explores the importance of nuclear power in today’s world, with Section One being dedicated to Understanding the Basics of Nuclear Power. The report looks at the basics of the nuclear industry that is, how a plant works, analyzing and understanding the fuel cycle, the various components which are involved in the working of a nuclear power plant, and much more. Economics, issues and barriers, and other such factors are also explored in-depth in this report.

This report includes a complete analysis of the Brazilian Nuclear Power Industry, including an analysis of the nuclear power stations in Brazil, the major Brazilian players in nuclear power, and much more. Industry profile, industry developments, technological developments, non-proliferation issues, Uranium fuel cycle developments, and lots more information is included in this research report. This research offering is a comprehensive A to Z guide on the nuclear power industry in Brazil.
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A. Executive Summary

Section 1: Understanding Nuclear Power

B. Basics of the Nuclear Industry
B.1 History of Nuclear Power
B.2 Types of Nuclear Reactors
B.2.1 Fission Reactor
B.2.1 Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
B.3 New & Upcoming Nuclear Technologies
B.4 Components & Parts of a Nuclear Power Plant
B.5 Analyzing the Fuel Cycle
B.6 Managing the Radioactive Waste

C. Profiling the Nuclear Power Industry
C.1 Industry Overview
C.2 Uranium Market
C.3 Market Features
C.4 Price Trends
C.5 Managing the Risk in Nuclear Power
C.6 Industry Trends
C.7 Economic Trends
C.8 Nuclear Hedging
C.9 Future Outlook

D. Analyzing the Economics of Nuclear Power
D.1 Capital Costs
D.2 Fuel Costs
D.3 Plant Operating Costs
D.4 Electricity Generation & Nuclear Power
D.5 Cost Competitiveness
D.6 Issues in Cost Efficiency

E. Global Climate Change & Nuclear Power

F. Challenges & Barriers to Nuclear Power
F.1 Air Pollution
F.2 Health Effects
F.3 Financial Challenges
F.4 Nuclear Safety
F.5 Nuclear Proliferation
F.6 Leadership Challenges
F.7 Regulatory Barriers
F.8 Water Pollution
F.9 Other Challenges

G. Future of the Nuclear Power Industry

Section 2: Nuclear Power Industry in Brazil

H. Introduction to the Industry
H.1 History of Nuclear Power in Brazil
H.2 Industry Synopsis
H.3 Major Developments in the Industry
H.4 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
H.5 Radioactive Waste Management
H.6 Regulatory Framework & Safety in the Industry
H.7 Ongoing Research & Development
H.8 Non-Proliferation in the Industry

I. Nuclear Power Plants in Brazil
I.1 Angra I
I.2 Angra II
I.3 Angra III

J. Future of the Nuclear Power Industry in Brazil

K. Appendix

L. Glossary of Terms
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