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Nuclear Power in the US, Market Outlook to 2020, 2011 Update Capacity, Generation, Regulations, Power Plants, Companies

Published By :

GlobalData

Published Date : Jun 2011

Category :

Nuclear Power

No. of Pages : 173 Pages


The US has a total installed capacity of 1,142,788 MW with nuclear capacity of 100,380 MW as of 2010. The nuclear power contribution was about 20.1% to the total electricity production in 2010. The country currently has 104 operating nuclear reactors which are of Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) and Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) type. The nuclear generation was about 807 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) in 2010. Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Entergy Nuclear, Inc, Tennessee Valley Authority, Dominion Resources, Inc. Duke Energy Corporation and NextEra Energy, Inc are some of the key players in the USs nuclear power industry. Uprate programs were carried out for most of all the nuclear plants in the country over the years. As of February 2010, the US government has announced more than $54 billion of federal loan guarantees for the development of new nuclear power projects. This is about three times more than the previous planned budget of $18 billion. The $8.3 billion loan guarantees is for the construction and operation of Westinghouses two new AP 1000 reactors in Burke, Georgia. 

 

Scope

  • The report analyzes the US nuclear power industry to 2020.
  • Explores and analyzes the trends and developments in the US nuclear power industry.
  • Provides details about historic and forecast installed nuclear capacity and generation.

Reasons to buy

 

The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow you to 

  • Gain most up to date information and analysis on the US nuclear power industry. 
  • Understand the role of nuclear power in the country\'s energy mix.
  • Facilitate decision making by understanding the trends and developments in the US nuclear power industry.

Table Of Content

 

1 Table Of Contents
1 Table Of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 9

 

2 Executive Summary 10
2.1 Nuclear Power Industry in the US 10
2.2 Trends and Developments in the US Nuclear Power Industry 10
 

3 Introduction 11
3.1 GlobalData Report Guidance 11
 

4 Nuclear Power Industry in the US 12
4.1 Overview 12
4.2 The US Power, Thermal and Nuclear are Major Resources for Power Generation 12
4.2.1 The US, Power Generation by Fuel Type 12
4.2.2 The US Power, Installed Capacity and Generation 14
4.3 The US, Nuclear Installed Capacity and Generation 18
4.3.1 Nuclear Power Installed Capacity in the US, 20002020 18
4.3.2 Nuclear Power Generation in the US, 20002020 20
4.3.3 The US, Operational Nuclear Power Reactors 21
4.4 Regulatory Framework in the US Nuclear Power Sector 27
4.4.1 Nuclear Policy in the US 27
4.4.2 Nuclear Regulatory Agencies in the US 27
4.4.3 Nuclear Regulations 28
 

5 Trends and Developments in the US Nuclear Power Industry 30
5.1 Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends in the US Nuclear Power Sector 30
5.1.1 Key Drivers in the US Nuclear Power Sector 30
5.1.2 Challenges to the US Nuclear Power Sector 31
5.1.3 Trends in the US Nuclear Power Sector 32
5.1.4 Investment Opportunities in the US Nuclear Power Sector 33
 

6 The US, Nuclear Power Plants, Reactor Details 34
6.1 Braidwood 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 34
6.2 Braidwood 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 36
6.3 Browns Ferry 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 38
6.4 Browns Ferry 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 41
6.5 Browns Ferry 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 43
6.6 Byron 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 46
6.7 Byron 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 48
6.8 Callaway 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 51
6.9 Catawba 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 53
6.10 Catawba 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 56
6.11 Clinton 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 58
6.12 Columbia, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 61
6.13 Comanche Peak 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 63
6.14 Comanche Peak 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 66
6.15 Diablo Canyon 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 68
6.16 Diablo Canyon 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 71
6.17 Donald C Cook 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 73
6.18 Fermi 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 75
6.19 Grand Gulf 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 78
6.20 Hope Creek 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 80
6.21 La Salle 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 82
6.22 La Salle 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 85
6.23 Limerick 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 87
6.24 Limerick 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 89
6.25 Millstone 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 92
6.26 Nine Mile Point 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 94
6.27 Palo Verde 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 96
6.28 Palo Verde 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 99
6.29 Palo Verde 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 101
6.30 Peach Bottom 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 104
6.31 Peach Bottom 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 106
6.32 Perry 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 109
6.33 Salem 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 111
6.34 Salem 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 113
6.35 Seabrook 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 117
6.36 Sequoyah 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 119
6.37 Sequoyah 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 122
6.38 SONGS 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 124
6.39 SONGS 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 127
6.40 South Texas 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 129
6.41 South Texas 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 132
6.42 Susquehanna 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 134
6.43 Susquehanna 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 137
6.44 Vogtle 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 139
6.45 Vogtle 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 142
6.46 W B McGuire 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 144
6.47 W B McGuire 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 147
6.48 Waterford 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 149
6.49 Watts Bar 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 152
6.50 Wolf Creek 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 154
 

7 Key Company Profiles in the US Nuclear Power Industry 157
7.1 Exelon Generation Company, LLC 157
7.1.1 Company Overview 157
7.1.2 Business Description 157
7.1.3 Locations and Subsidiaries 157
7.2 Entergy Nuclear, Inc. 158
7.2.1 Company Overview 158
7.2.2 Business Description 158
7.2.3 Locations and Subsidiaries 160
7.3 Tennessee Valley Authority 160
7.3.1 Company Overview 160
7.3.2 Business Description 161
7.3.3 Locations and Subsidiaries 162
7.4 Dominion Resources, Inc. 163
7.4.1 Company Overview 163
7.4.2 Business Description 163
7.4.3 Locations and Subsidiaries 164
7.5 Duke Energy Corporation 165
7.5.1 Company Overview 165
7.5.2 Business Description 165
7.5.3 Locations and Subsidiaries 167
7.6 NextEra Energy, Inc. 168
7.6.1 Company Overview 168
7.6.2 Business Description 169
7.6.3 Locations and Subsidiaries 169
 

8 Appendix 171
8.1 Abbreviations (in alphabetical order) 171
8.2 Methodology 171
8.2.1 Coverage 172
8.2.2 Secondary Research 172
8.2.3 Primary Research 172
8.2.4 Modeling and Forecasting 173
8.3 Contact Us 173
8.4 Disclaimer 173

List of Table


Table 1: The US, Historic and Forecast Electricity Installed Capacity, MW, 20002020 15
Table 2: The US, Historic and Forecast Power Generation, BkWh, 20002020 17
Table 3: The US, Historic and Forecast Nuclear Installed Capacity, MW, 20002020 19
Table 4: The US, Historic and Forecast Nuclear Power Generation, BkWh, 20002020 21
Table 5: The US, Operational Nuclear Power Reactors, 2011 22
Table 6: The US, Nuclear Power Reactor Under Construction 25
Table 7: The US, Proposed and Planned Nuclear Power Reactors 26
Table 8: The US, Nuclear Regulatory Framework and Policies 29
Table 9: United States, Braidwood 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 34
Table 10: United States, Braidwood 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 36
Table 11: United States, Browns Ferry 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 38
Table 12: United States, Browns Ferry 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 41
Table 13: United States, Browns Ferry 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 43
Table 14: United States, Byron 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 46
Table 15: United States, Byron 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 48
Table 16: United States, Callaway 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 51
Table 17: United States, Catawba 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 53
Table 18: United States, Catawba 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 56
Table 19: United States, Clinton 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 58
Table 20: United States, Columbia, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 61
Table 21: United States, Comanche Peak 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 63
Table 22: United States, Comanche Peak 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 66
Table 23: United States, Diablo Canyon 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 68
Table 24: United States, Diablo Canyon 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 71
Table 25: United States, Donald C Cook 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 73
Table 26: United States, Fermi 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 75
Table 27: United States, Grand Gulf 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 78
Table 28: United States, Hope Creek 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 80
Table 29: United States, La Salle 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 82
Table 30: United States, La Salle 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 85
Table 31: United States, Limerick 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 87
Table 32: United States, Limerick 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 89
Table 33: United States, Millstone 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 92
Table 34: United States, Nine Mile Point 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 94
Table 35: United States, Palo Verde 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 96
Table 36: United States, Palo Verde 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 99
Table 37: United States, Palo Verde 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 101
Table 38: United States, Peach Bottom 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 104
Table 39: United States, Peach Bottom 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 106
Table 40: United States, Perry 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 109
Table 41: United States, Salem 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 111
Table 42: United States, Salem 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 113
Table 43: United States, Seabrook 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 117
Table 44: United States, Sequoyah 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 119
Table 45: United States, Sequoyah 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 122
Table 46: United States, SONGS 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 124
Table 47: United States, SONGS 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 127
Table 48: United States, South Texas 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 129
Table 49: United States, South Texas 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 132
Table 50: United States, Susquehanna 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 134
Table 51: United States, Susquehanna 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 137
Table 52: United States, Vogtle 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 139
Table 53: United States, Vogtle 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 142
Table 54: United States, W B McGuire 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 144
Table 55: United States, W B McGuire 2, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 147
Table 56: United States, Waterford 3, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 149
Table 57: United States, Watts Bar 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 152
Table 58: United States, Wolf Creek 1, Nuclear Plant Technical Details 154
Table 59: Exelon Generation Company, LLC, Subsidiaries 158
Table 60: Tennessee Valley Authority, Other Locations 162
Table 61: Dominion Resources, Inc., Subsidiaries 164
Table 62: Duke Energy Corporation, Other Locations 167
Table 63: Duke Energy Corporation, Subsidiaries 167
Table 64: NextEra Energy, Inc., Subsidiaries 170
Table 65: Abbreviations 171

List of Chart


Figure 1: The US, Power Production by fuel type, Percentage share, %, 2010 13
Figure 2: The US, Electricity Installed Capacity, MW, 20002020 14
Figure 3: The US, Historic and Forecast Power Generation, BkWh, 20002020 16
Figure 4: The US, Historic and Forecast Nuclear Installed Capacity, MW, 20002020 18
Figure 5: The US, Historic and Forecast Nuclear Power Generation, BkWh, 20002020 20

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