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Analyzing Nuclear Power in Brazil

  • Published: October 2013
  • Region: Brazil
  • 100 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search

Electricity consumption in Brazil has grown strongly since 1990. 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. While 70% of the equipment is on site, construction has not started. Eletrobras is seeking a private partner with $1.8 billion to complete it and as of mid 2006, government resolve to complete it appears to be firming.

The report – Analyzing Nuclear Power in Brazil – by Aruvian's R'search, explores the importance of nuclear power in today’s world, with Section One READ MORE >

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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