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Nuclear Power in the US: Market Research Report

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Nuclear Power Market Research Report | NAICS 22111b | Jul 2015

It's electric: Despite rising revenue, profit margins will be held down by higher uranium costs

IBISWorld’s Nuclear Power market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$27bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-2.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
30,789
Businesses
65
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

Prospective entrants to the Nuclear Power industry must obtain an operator's license from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission before they can operate a nuclear power station; however, gaining a license is extremely difficult. Prospective entrants must also have large amounts of capital and considerable expertise.

Barriers to entry were somewhat reduced by the easing of regulations governing electricity generators and the move to a more competitive electricity market from the second half of the 1990s onward. Electricity utilities divested themselves of generating plants, either due to state government requirements that their market power be reduced, or voluntarily in order to focus on transmission operations, which remain regulated... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Nuclear Power Industry?

This industry consists of companies that operate nuclear-powered, electricity generation plants. The power plants use nuclear fuel to generate steam, which in turn is used to power turbines that generate electric power. The electricity reaches end-users via transmission or distribution systems. This industry excludes government-owned nuclear facilities.

Industry Products
Nuclear generation from utilitiesNuclear generation from independent power producers
 
Industry Activities
Generating nuclear electric power


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