Research and Markets: The Future of the Power Industry - Nuclear's Role in the Energy Mix
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DUBLIN--(Business Wire)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fc69e6/the_future_of_the) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "The Future of the Power Industry- Nuclear's Role in the Energy Mix" to their offering. This new report on "The Future of the Power Industry: Nuclear's role in the energy mix" focuses on the future nuclear power sector. The crude oil price fluctuation and increasing concerns about challenges to petroleum fuel production and supply disruptions have formed the catalyst for increased attention on nuclear industry in the world. The global nuclear sector offers enormous opportunities to industry players as there is an increased attention on the nuclear sector. The report examines the growth opportunities in nuclear power generation, market risk, upcoming reactor technologies, and other key equipments in the global nuclear energy sector. Scope * The report covers in-depth analysis on the Nuclear power markets in the world. Regions covered include Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, South and Central America and Middle East and Africa * Key countries covered include South Africa, Iran, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the US, Canada, the UK, Ukraine, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Slovakia, Russian Federation, Romania, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Hungary, Germany, France, Finland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Japan, India, China, Armenia, * Key drivers and challenges of each nuclear Energy Technology in different countries * Key technological and research and development trends in the nuclear industry * Analysis of nuclear industry based on the historical and forecasted information * Analysis of nuclear industry in key regions * Key policies and regulatory framework in various nuclear power producing countries * Analysis of emerging nuclear power markets and opportunities Executive Summary: "The Future of the Power Industry: Nuclear's role in the Energy Mix" provides in-depth analysis and forecast on the role of nuclear energy sector in the future of electricity sector in the world. Nuclear power is increasingly becoming a preferred source of electricity generation in many countries. The report tracks the nuclear industry expansion plans across the world, potential growth opportunities for key industry players, market risks and new generation reactors with advanced technologies. Nuclear Installed Capacity and Generation to Grow with the Planned Expansion in Nuclear Sector Nuclear installed capacity to grow significantly in the long term due to the increasing demand for power worldwide. The authors estimate that nuclear power installed capacity in the world will grow from its 2008 levels of 3, 72,611 MW to 4, 12, 421 MW by the year 2015. Similarly, nuclear power generation is expected to increase from 2, 599 BkWh in 2008 to 2,870 BkWh in 2015. This is primarily due to the net addition of 2 reactors to the existing fleet of 436 globally. The report also details that, in the long term, nuclear power generation is expected to grow further as there are 219 upcoming reactors which are either under construction or in the planned stage. This expansion in the nuclear industry will be driven by both the existing as well as emerging nuclear power producing countries. Over-Dependency on Conventional Fuels and Concerns on GHG Emissions to Drive Nuclear Power Sector Many countries are showing interest in developing nuclear power as an alternative to conventional electricity generation. Growing demand for electricity across the world, the crude oil price fluctuation and the concerns on the over-dependency on conventional fuels are the key drivers for increased attention on nuclear industry. Conventional fuels such as petroleum and coal play a major role in the global electricity production, which in turn is the largest emitter of green house gases contributing to global warming. Nuclear power plants enjoy great importance in this regard as it has nearly zero carbon emission. Low Operational Cost and Progress in Technology to Generate Greater Interest in Nuclear Power Sector Low operational cost and advanced safety related technologies are driving the nuclear power industry. The key advantage of nuclear power sector over other power generation facilities is its comparatively low fuel cost which constitutes a key segment of the operational cost. Unlike conventional fuel power plants which burn huge quantities, fuel assemblies once loaded to a reactor will continue to run for about 18 to 24 months. Another factor that generates interest towards nuclear power sector is the advanced technology that ensures better safety mechanisms. The report provides in-depth analysis of the new fleet of advanced nuclear plant designs that belong to Generation III+ and Generation IV technology which will raise the interest of the global community towards nuclear energy sector. Asia Pacific region to be the Epicenter of Nuclear Industry Development The Asia Pacific region is set to lead the global nuclear industry expansion. Many of the countries in the region have plans to develop nuclear electricity to meet their growing demand for power. The report estimates that the region has a total of 116 planned and under construction reactors, which constitute 52% of the total upcoming reactors in the world. This will make the region the epicenter of nuclear industry development in the world. The nuclear power generation industry expansion will also have positive effect on allied sectors such as equipment market and fuel cycle industry and will make way for significant level of investments in the sector. Key Topics Covered: * 1 Contents * 2 Introduction * 4 The Global Nuclear Power Market * 5 The Global Nuclear Power Market, Cost Analysis * 6 The Asia Pacific Nuclear Power Market, 2008-2015 * 7 The Europe Nuclear Power Market, 2008-2015 * 8 The North America Nuclear Power Market, 2008-2015 * 9 The Central and South America Nuclear Power Market, 2008-2015 * 10 The Middle East and Africa Nuclear Power Market, 2008-2015 * 11 Nuclear Power Generation Technologies * 12 Emerging Nuclear Power Markets * 13 Appendix * List of Tables * List of Figures For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fc69e6/the_future_of_the Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 Copyright Business Wire 2009