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Global Nuclear Power Industry

  • Published: January 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 885 Pages
  • Aruvian's R'search


  • Ameren Corporation
  • Bruce Power
  • DTE Energy Co.
  • Electricite de France
  • Entergy Corp.
  • Hydro Quebec
  • MORE

The beginning of the industrial age was traditionally powered by fossil fuel usage which was considered to be fairly abundant at the same time ignoring its effects. The second phase of the industrial era saw a growing realization of the escalating damages due to these fossil fuels and growing cost of mining them as well. The development of nuclear power albeit primarily for military purposes and later for civilian applications led to the identification of uranium as one of the rare resources in the world. December of 1951 brought the first 100 KW of pure, relatively clean nuclear power to the civilian world thereby kick starting society’s campaign to slowly but decisively shift the global power resources to nuclear power based systems. Today the global electricity pie is fed almost 15.7% by nuclear power generation alone.

On a global scale, the big eight have a clear nuclear doctrine and defined roadmaps for how their society will produce and consume nuclear power. This circle is encircled by 56 more with civilian research facilities and 30 more which have around 435 commercial nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 370 000 MWe. The present capacity is going READ MORE >

A. Executive Summary

B. Basics of the Nuclear Industry
B.1 History of Nuclear Power
B.2 Types of Nuclear Reactors
B.2.1 Fission Reactor
B.2.1.1 Pressurized Water Reactors
B.2.1.2 Boiling Water Reactors
B.2.1.3 Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
B.2.1.4 Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor (ALMR)
B.2.1.5 Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor
B.2.1.6 RBMK
B.2.1.7 Gas Cooled Reactor & Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor
B.2.1.8 Super Critical Water Cooled Reactor
B.2.1.9 Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor
B.2.2 Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator
B.3 New & Upcoming Nuclear Technologies
B.4 Components & Parts of a Nuclear Power Plant
B.4.1 Nuclear Fuel
B.4.2 Neutron Moderator
B.4.3 Coolant
B.4.4 Control Rods
B.4.5 Pressure Vessel
B.4.6 Emergency Core Cooling Systems
B.4.7 Reactor Protective System
B.4.8 Steam Generators (not there in BWRs)
B.4.9 Containment Building
B.4.10 Boiler Feed Water Pump
B.4.11 Turbine
B.4.12 Electrical Generator
B.4.13 Condenser
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
D.1 External Costs
D.2 Fuel Cost
D.3 Electricity Generation with Other Forms of Energy
D.4 Cost Competitiveness in the Future

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. Regulatory Initiatives
G.1 Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative
G.2 Generation IV Nuclear Energy Systems Initiative
G.3 International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative
G.4 Nuclear Power 2010
G.5 Nuclear Hydrogen Initiative
G.6 U.S. Clean Air Act
G.8 National Energy Policy of the U.S.
G.8.1 Nuclear Energy under Obama
G.8.1.1 Obama’s Approach
G.8.1.2 Latest Announcement - Loan for Nuclear
G.8.1.3 Nuclear Policy for the World
G.8.1.4 Impact
G.8.1.5 About Nuclear Posture Review
G.8.1.6 China
G.8.1.7 Russia

H. Licensing for Nuclear Power

I. Requirement for Nuclear Power
I.1 Dependency on Carbon
I.2 Renewables Scenario
I.3 Reduction in Global Natural Gas Levels

J. Comparing Nuclear Power to Other Power Sources

K. Electricity Market Deregulation
K.1 Deregulation & Privatization of the Electricity Sector
K.2 Issues in a Deregulated Market
K.3 Nuclear Power & the Deregulated Electricity Market
K.4 Impact of Deregulation on Nuclear Power Plants
K.5 Impact of Nuclear Power on Insurance
K.6 Impact on Energy Industry
K.7 Factors Affecting Competitiveness of Nuclear Power

L. Future of Nuclear Power

M. Analyzing the Global Nuclear Power Industry
M.1 Argentina
M.2 Armenia
M.3 Australia
M.4 Bangladesh
M.5 Belarus
M.6 Belgium
M.7 Brazil
M.8 Bulgaria
M.9 Canada
M.10 Chile
M.11 China
M.12 Czech Republic
M.13 Denmark
M.14 Egypt
M.15 Finland
M.16 France
M.17 Gabon
M.18 Georgia
M.19 Germany
M.20 Hungary
M.21 India
M.22 Indonesia
M.23 Iran
M.24 Iraq
M.25 Ireland
M.26 Israel
M.27 Italy
M.28 Japan
M.29 Kazakhstan
M.30 Libya
M.31 Malaysia
M.32 Mexico
M.33 Morocco
M.34 New Zealand
M.35 Nigeria
M.36 North Korea
M.37 Pakistan
M.38 Poland
M.39 Portugal
M.40 Romania
M.41 Russia
M.42 Slovakia
M.43 South Africa
M.44 South Korea
M.45 Spain
M.46 Sweden
M.47 Switzerland
M.48 Syria
M.49 Taiwan
M.50 Thailand
M.51 The Netherlands
M.52 Tunisia
M.53 Turkey
M.54 Ukraine
M.55 United Kingdom
M.56 United States
M.57 Venezuela
M.58 Vietnam

N. Major Players – Companies & Nuclear Power Utilities
N.1 Ameren Corporation
N.1.1 Corporate Profile
N.1.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.1.3 Financial Analysis
N.1.4 SWOT Analysis
N.2 American Electric Power Company
N.2.1 Corporate Profile
N.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.2.3 Financial Analysis
N.2.4 SWOT Analysis
N.3 Areva SA
N.3.1 Corporate Profile
N.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.3.3 Financial Analysis
N.3.4 SWOT Analysis
N.4 BKW FMB Energie AG
N.4.1 Corporate Profile
N.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.4.3 Financial Analysis
N.4.4 SWOT Analysis
N.5 British Energy
N.5.1 Corporate Profile
N.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.5.3 Financial Analysis
N.5.4 SWOT Analysis
N.6 Chugoku Electric Power Company
N.6.1 Corporate Profile
N.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.6.3 Financial Analysis
N.6.4 SWOT Analysis
N.7 Chubu Electric Power Company
N.7.1 Corporate Profile
N.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.7.3 Financial Analysis
N.7.4 SWOT Analysis
N.8 CMS Energy Corporation
N.8.1 Corporate Profile
N.8.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.8.3 Financial Analysis
N.8.4 SWOT Analysis
N.9 Constellation Energy Group
N.9.1 Corporate Profile
N.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.9.3 Financial Analysis
N.9.4 SWOT Analysis
N.10 Dominion Resources
N.10.1 Corporate Profile
N.10.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.10.3 Financial Analysis
N.10.4 SWOT Analysis
N.11 DTE Energy Company
N.11.1 Corporate Profile
N.11.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.11.3 Financial Analysis
N.11.4 SWOT Analysis
N.12 Duke Energy Corporation
N.12.1 Corporate Profile
N.12.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.12.3 Financial Analysis
N.12.4 SWOT Analysis
N.13 Electricite de France
N.13.1 Corporate Profile
N.13.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.13.3 Financial Analysis
N.13.4 SWOT Analysis
N.14 Entergy Corporation
N.14.1 Corporate Profile
N.14.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.14.3 Financial Analysis
N.14.4 SWOT Analysis
N.15 Eskom
N.15.1 Corporate Profile
N.15.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.15.3 Financial Analysis
N.15.4 SWOT Analysis
N.16 Exelon Corporation
N.16.1 Corporate Profile
N.16.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.16.3 Financial Analysis
N.16.4 SWOT Analysis
N.17 FirstEnergy Corporation
N.17.1 Corporate Profile
N.17.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.17.3 Financial Analysis
N.17.4 SWOT Analysis
N.18 Hokkaido Electric Power Company
N.18.1 Corporate Profile
N.18.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.18.3 Financial Analysis
N.18.4 SWOT Analysis
N.19 Hydro Quebec
N.19.1 Corporate Profile
N.19.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.19.3 Financial Analysis
N.19.4 SWOT Analysis
N.20 Progress Energy, Inc.
N.20.1 Corporate Profile
N.20.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.20.3 Financial Analysis
N.20.4 SWOT Analysis
N.21 Siemens AG
N.21.1 Corporate Profile
N.21.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.21.3 Financial Analysis
N.21.4 SWOT Analysis
N.22 Tennessee Valley Authority
N.22.1 Corporate Profile
N.22.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.22.3 Financial Analysis
N.22.4 SWOT Analysis
N.23 Toshiba Corporation
N.23.1 Corporate Profile
N.23.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.23.3 Financial Analysis
N.23.4 SWOT Analysis
N.24 Vattenfall AB
N.24.1 Corporate Profile
N.24.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.24.3 Financial Analysis
N.24.4 SWOT Analysis
N.25 Xcel Energy, Inc.
N.25.1 Corporate Profile
N.25.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.25.3 Financial Analysis
N.25.4 SWOT Analysis
N.26 Cameco Corporation
N.26.1 Corporate Profile
N.26.2 Business Segment Analysis
N.26.3 Financial Analysis
N.28 Bruce Power
N.29 Bulgarian National Electricity Company (NEK)
N.30 Ceske Energeticke Zavody (CEZ)
N.31 E.ON Kernkraft
N.32 E.ON Sverige
N.33 Electrabel
N.34 Electrabel
N.35 Eletronuclear
N.36 EnBW Kraftwerke AG (EnBW)
N.37 Energoatom
N.38 Energy Northwest
N.39 Eurodif
N.40 FPL Group (FPL)
N.41 Japan Atomic Power Co (JAPC)
N.42 Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
N.43 Paks Nuclear Power Plant Company
N.44 PG&E Co.
N.45 Slovenske Elektrarne (SE)
N.46 Taiwan Power Company (Taipower)
N.47 TXU Generation Holdings Co., LLC
N.48 Urenco Group
N.49 Westinghouse Electric Company
N.50 Wisconsin Electric Power Co.

P. Appendix
P.1 Case Studies of Nuclear Accidents
P.1.1 The Chernobyl Accident
P.1.2 Three Mile Island
P.1.3 Tokaimura Accident
P.2 Nuclear Trade & Industry Organizations
P.3 Regulation & Regulators for the Nuclear Industry
P.4 Worldwide Nuclear Research Centers
P.5 Major Nuclear Power Plants around the World
P.6 Non Proliferation & Safeguards Organizations
P.7 Figures & Tables

Q. Glossary of Terms

Ameren Corporation
American Electric Power Co.
BKW FMB Energie AG
British Energy
Bruce Power
Bulgarian National Electricity Company (NEK)
Ceske Energeticke Zavody (CEZ)
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)
Chugoku Electric Power Company
Chubu Electric Power Company
CMS Energy Co.
Constellation Energy
DTE Energy Co.
Duke Energy
E.ON Kernkraft
E.ON Sverige
Electricite de France
EnBW Kraftwerke AG (EnBW)
Energy Northwest
Entergy Corp.
Exelon Corp
FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co.
FPL Group (FPL)
Hokkaido Electric Power Company
Hydro Quebec
Japan Atomic Power Co (JAPC)
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
Paks Nuclear Power Plant Company
PG&E Co.
Progress Energy, Inc.
Siemens AG
Slovenske Elektrarne (SE)
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower)
Tennessee Valley Authority
TXU Generation Holdings Co., LLC
Urenco Group
Vattenfall AB
Westinghouse Electric Company
Wisconsin Electric Power Co.
Xcel Energy, Inc.

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