Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Nuclear Power industry has steadily contracted over the past five years due to falling nuclear power generation and stagnant electricity price growth. However, companies in the industry are poised to benefit from favorable market conditions over the next five years. In the midst of a growing economy, electricity demand is expected to rise as industry operators and consumers use more energy... 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 a several year lead times are required for the installation of new plants. New generating plants also tend to come on stream in large units, which may produce a capacity overhang that takes years to absorb. In 2014, for every dollar spent on labor, industry operators are expected to spend $0.48 on capital investments.
The available capacity margin provides a guide to the adequacy of existing electricity generation capacity... purchase to read more