UXC indicates that keeping abreast of the global nuclear power industry can seem quite difficult, especially with the impacts of the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan still yet to be fully understood. The Ux Consulting Company (UxC) continuously tracks nuclear power developments all over the world and with its Nuclear Power Outlook (NPO) gives you a single source to access the nuclear power industry’s most pertinent information. This multifaceted, up-to-date, and analytical product condenses the entire nuclear power industry into one manageable information and forecasting package. The other unique feature to the NPO is the continuity with which the information will be provided to you: daily news headlines and complete and concise quarterly reports with updated quarterly reactor forecasts out to 2040. Finally, if you cannot find what you’re looking for in any of the aforementioned places, our nuclear power experts stand ready to support your special consulting requests.
UxC is an established leading source of consulting and information services in the global nuclear markets. Since 2007, the NPO has provided enhanced coverage of the overall nuclear power industry, with an emphasis on forecasting reactors around the world. With the NPO, you will be given first-hand access and analysis of every major development in the nuclear power industry in an easy to use package, including quarterly updated nuclear power forecasts based on detailed, bottom-up, country and project-level analysis and modeling. Since the Q1 2013 edition of the NPO, UxC has been publishing extended global forecasts out to 2040 (previous forecasts went to 2030).This enhanced forecast provides utilities, reactor vendors, fuel suppliers, governments, investors, and all interested parties with a thorough picture of nuclear power’s long-term future. No other organization currently provides this level of detailed nuclear power forecast through 2040.
NPO reports are updated and issued every quarter. Each NPO report provides three highly useful items: 1) an in-depth nuclear power market trends analysis including our “Who’s Up, Who’s Down” review of countries, utilities, and suppliers in the past quarter; 2) a summary of all the latest developments in nuclear power by region and country; and 3) updates to our highly versatile data tables and statistical analyses with forecasts for all nuclear reactors (current, under construction, and planned) around the world through 2040. The NPO forecasts include three reactor cases: Base, High, and Low to provide for better comparisons of the potential nuclear power future.
UxC’s in-depth market analysis builds on many years of tracking nuclear developments in 30 existing and 60 potential nuclear power countries in all regions of the world. Specialized research of key countries augments UxC’s global expertise and insights. This includes coverage of China in our report on China’s Nuclear Energy Program after Fukushima as well as coverage of Japan in our Japan Watch service. UxC has also previously published major reports on Russia and India. Moreover, UxC’s forecasts are informed by our comprehensive technical analysis of large reactors (see our Nuclear Reactor Technology Assessments) and small modular reactors or SMRs (see our SMR Market Outlook).
The quarterly NPO product report includes:
1. Profiles on each nuclear power country as well as analysis of the nuclear power plans in 60 potential newcomer countries,
2. Concise summaries and accurate analysis of the latest reactor developments by country and region,
3. Spotlight analysis sections on key nuclear market issues, such as Japan reactor restarts, SMRs, post-Fukushima safety upgrades, nuclear power economics, etc.,
4. Focused nuclear market trends analysis, such as who is up or down among utilities and suppliers in terms of recent reactor operations and contracts,
5. In-depth analysis of our three forecast scenarios through 2040, including country-level data on current and future reactor units, installed nuclear capacity (MWe), and nuclear generation (GWhr),
6. Detailed statistical review with accompanying MS Excel data spreadsheets, and
7. UNC comprehensive reports, UxC’s Headline News service, which delivers daily summaries of key nuclear news to your email inbox. Access is also provided to the NPO subscriber website as well as support from our nuclear experts.
Using the NPO reactor forecast assumptions, UxC has also developed a sophisticated global nuclear fuel cycle requirements model (UxC Requirements Model or URM). The URM provides annual forecasts for requirements of uranium (U3O8), conversion (UF6), enrichment (SWU), and fuel fabrication (MTU) for each country in the world based on the three NPO reactor forecast cases. The URM is a compendium product to the NPO and includes a quarterly report as well as accompanying MS Excel spreadsheets. Since all the assumptions in the URM requirements forecasts are detailed in the NPO, the URM Report can only be purchased together with the NPO.