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Title: Commercial nuclear power 1990

This report presents the status at the end of 1989 and the outlook for commercial nuclear capacity and generation for all countries in the world with free market economies (FME). The report provides documentation of the US nuclear capacity and generation projections through 2030. The long-term projections of US nuclear capacity and generation are provided to the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) for use in estimating nuclear waste fund revenues and to aid in planning the disposal of nuclear waste. These projections also support the Energy Information Administration's annual report, Domestic Uranium Mining and Milling Industry: Viability Assessment, and are provided to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The foreign nuclear capacity projections are used by the DOE uranium enrichment program in assessing potential markets for future enrichment contracts. The two major sections of this report discuss US and foreign commercial nuclear power. The US section (Chapters 2 and 3) deals with (1) the status of nuclear power as of the end of 1989; (2) projections of nuclear capacity and generation at 5-year intervals from 1990 through 2030; and (3) a discussion of institutional and technical issues that affect nuclear power. Themore » nuclear capacity projections are discussed in terms of two projection periods: the intermediate term through 2010 and the long term through 2030. A No New Orders case is presented for each of the projection periods, as well as Lower Reference and Upper Reference cases. 5 figs., 30 tabs.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6559634
Report Number(s):
DOE/EIA-0438(90)
ON: DE91000877; TRN: 90-034174
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
USDOE Energy Information Administration, Washington, DC (USA). Office of Coal, Nuclear, Electric and Alternate Fuels
Sponsoring Org:
DOE/AD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; NUCLEAR POWER; FORECASTING; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; POWER GENERATION; COMMERCIAL SECTOR; COMPILED DATA; COST; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; ENERGY ANALYSIS; ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; GAS COOLED REACTORS; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; POWER DEMAND; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WATER COOLED REACTORS; DATA; ECONOMICS; INFORMATION; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUMERICAL DATA; POWER; POWER PLANTS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; REACTORS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES 290600* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Nuclear Energy; 210800 -- Nuclear Power Plants-- Economics