Market Research Report
Advanced Nuclear Reactors Drive a Rebirth for Nuclear Power
|Advanced Nuclear Reactors Drive a Rebirth for Nuclear Power|
Published: August 5, 2021
Guidehouse Insights (formerly Navigant Research)
Content info: 13 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
The resurgence of interest in nuclear energy and innovations is driving public and private interest in new solutions to harness the power of low carbon nuclear power to meet growing energy demands. Four key market drivers are expected to help pave the way for these innovations to achieve commercialization and increased nuclear power generation: supportive policy and regulations, innovative technology, sustainable resources, and the persistence and growth of public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Historically, nuclear power has been cost-prohibitive and has not provided an economic proposition to match carbon-based energy sources (e.g., coal and natural gas). However, interest in greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, energy security, and economic growth are resurging within government landscapes. The benefits of advanced nuclear technologies include increased operating temperatures leading to cogeneration, improved safety, the flexibility to react to changes in electricity demand, and smaller, more modular designs. Advanced nuclear reactors are mechanically and operationally simpler than conventional nuclear reactors. Operationally, they consist of more passive safety systems, involve more natural circulation, and include fewer components than existing nuclear technologies.
This Guidehouse Insights report provides an overview of the background of nuclear power, describes the current state of nuclear technologies, and offers a prelude of technology developments. If the industry collectively supports the continued and rapid advancement of nuclear technologies, it can lead to a breakthrough in the use of safer, more efficient nuclear technology in the future.