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Nuclear Power in the US: Market Research Report

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Nuclear Power Market Research Report | NAICS 22111b | Apr 2017

High voltage: Rising electricity prices will drive up electric power consumption, benefiting the industry

The Nuclear Power market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Facility closures and downsizing are anticipated to result in lower nuclear power generation
  • The industry has experienced several plant closures, due to reasons ranging from stiff competition to safety concerns
  • Power uprates will continue to boost nuclear generating capacity
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2017, the Nuclear Power industry has contracted due to stagnant nuclear power generation and slow electricity price growth. In addition, public concerns regarding nuclear safety have grown over the past several years, causing nuclear capacity additions to slow and facilities steadily closed. Over the five years to 2022, the Nuclear Power industry is anticipated to grow slowly as electric power consumption rises alongside electricity prices and industrial production... ... 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 to focus on transmission operations, which remain regulated. How.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Nuclear Power Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Nuclear Power Industry are

  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Regulation for the Nuclear Power industry and Industrial production index in the Nuclear Power industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Regulation for the Nuclear Power industry
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of uranium
  • Electric power consumption
  • Price of electric power
  • Current Performance
  • Output trends
  • Volatile prices
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Uprates boost profit
  • New reactors
  • Table: Nuclear Power Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Nuclear Power Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Manufacturing
  • Wood Pulp Mills
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Services
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Molybdenum & Metal Ore Mining
  • Remediation & Environmental Cleanup Services
  • Transmission Line Construction
  • Products & Services
  • Nuclear generation from utilities
  • Nuclear generation from independent power producers
  • Chart: Nuclear Power Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Nuclear Power Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Nuclear Power
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Nuclear Power Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Exelon Corporation
    Entergy Corporation
    Dominion Resources Inc.
  • Table: Exelon Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Entergy Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Dominion Resources Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Nuclear Power Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Nuclear Power Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Nuclear Power Output (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Base Load Power
  • Electricity provided by power stations that run continuously.
  • Electricity Utility
  • An integrated electricity generator and distributor supplying a defined area.
  • Kilowatt Hour
  • A unit of energy measurement, equal to one kilowatt expended over one hour.
  • Uprate
  • When a firm in the industry upgrades its nuclear facilities to include more electricity generating capacity.

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    This report on Nuclear Power:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Nuclear Power market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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