Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Growth for the industry will remain strong, despite concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants. An increase in demand for electricity will boost industry revenue, while plants will increase their capacity through uprates. Furthermore, new nuclear plants will likely be built, supporting consistent growth over the next five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Nuclear power generation is a capital-intensive process and the efficiency with which capital is employed has a major influence on the cost of generation. The key aspects of capital efficiency are the minimization of spare capacity and the maximization of plant availability. Generating plants have a long economic life (usually more than 30 years), and long lead times are required for the installation of new plants (several years). New generating plant also tends to come on stream in large units, which may produce a capacity overhang that takes years to absorb.
The available capacity margin (which relates available generating capacity to anticipated demand) provides a guide to the adequacy of existing electricity generation capacity... purchase to read more