Nuclear Energy Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Nuclear Energy in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Nuclear Energy Trend for the Second Half of 2023

The rising need for low-carbon energy sources is driven by environmental concerns, which makes nuclear power a desirable alternative. The rise of nuclear energy's domestic production in several parts of the globe is further reinforced by energy security issues, particularly in places that depend on imported fossil fuels. Additionally, improvements in efficiency and safety brought about by technological progress also support market expansion and help drive the market trend of nuclear energy upwards.

Nuclear Energy Trends

The French government and EDF have reached a complex agreement to cap the price of nuclear energy, with profits from sales to be returned to consumers if prices exceed set thresholds. The deal aims to shield consumers and businesses from price spikes while ensuring EDF secures funds for future nuclear reactor projects.

An average reference price of €70/MWh has been established, with the state taxing EDF's revenues if energy prices surpass certain levels. The goal is to maintain nuclear power prices near €70/MWh over 15 years. This framework replaces the existing Arenh agreement and will only be implemented in 2026, but the ripples in the market dynamics were evident in the last two quarters of 2023.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price of nuclear energy is expected to be driven by the rise in demand for fossil fuel alternatives to a certain limit only as various economies might start capping the upper limit of nuclear energy prices.

Nuclear Energy Price Trend for the First Half of 2023

Nuclear energy prices were mostly stable during the first half of the year 2023. Several factors shouldered the nuclear energy price trends. Among all the renewable energy sources like wind, water, etc., nuclear power plants are the most expensive to set up, with strict safety adherence required in operation. However, its reliability and efficiency make it a lucrative option.

The rapid urge to decarbonize the energy sector by reducing fossil fuel dependence pushed nations towards exploring nuclear options. The war between Russia and Ukraine also taught how oil and gas can be used as pressure-building measures during such times. And with the increasing efficiency of storage batteries, the power storage costs have plummeted over time. All these factors contributed to a steady run for nuclear energy in the first half of the year 2023.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, with 22 Nuclear power plants under construction in China the Nuclear Energy penetration in the power sector is set to rise. The market is bound to grow further with actively increasing dependence on the power sector.

Nuclear Energy Trend for the Second Half of 2022

Outlook towards nuclear energy was still uncertain because of the risks and measures associated with the production facilities, but the havoc caused by the Russia-Ukraine war which abruptly ended the energy supplies pushed countries towards rethinking their nuclear policies. Electricity bills soared across the globe, especially in Europe. The third quarter of the year was particularly difficult with record hikes in energy prices.

In countermeasures the inflation reduction act passed in the US parliament in August 2022, supported the movement towards cleaner fuels, supporting nuclear energy initiatives by countries like South Korea. A total of 10% of electricity in 2022 came from nuclear energy sources. The USA changed its domestic policies to support lifetime extensions for ageing nuclear plants. Japan also approved restarting its nuclear plants. Hence, all these factors positively contributed towards the price trend of nuclear energy.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the nuclear energy sector is expected to grow further in the coming years. As the world moves towards renewables, nuclear energy has its strong footing, which is only projected to rise further, thereby impacting the prices.

Nuclear Energy Trend For the First Half of 2022

Nuclear power remains an expensive, conflict-prone, and hazardous form of energy that still doesn’t fit in the classic system of renewables. However, the soaring fuel prices and need for clean energy have caused governments around the world to look at nuclear energy programs in a new light.

The global energy supply crunch caused by the Russian limiting its supply to Europe, unprecedented crude oil prices, port congestions and export restrictions have caused the price trend for nuclear energy to swell.

The prices in the market inclined due to the constant threat and safety issues at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and around 32 reactors in France were shut down due to corrosion issues. Hence, these supply shortages reverberated throughout the world. The trade disruptions caused the costs of material, activity, and engineering to rise, thereby causing the price of nuclear energy to the expensive side.

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Nuclear energy refers to the utilisation of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat. Heat generated in the process is further utilised in steam turbines in order to generate electricity in a nuclear power plant. Presently, most of the electricity from nuclear power is generated by nuclear fission of uranium and plutonium.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Nuclear Energy
Synonyms Nuclear Power
Industrial Uses Radioactive fuel, Powerplants, Generating electricity
Supplier Database The Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant, Bruce Power, Zaporizhzhya Nuclear power plant, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd (KHNP)
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Process

  • Production of Nuclear Energy via Fission of Uranium and Plutonium

Nuclear energy originates from the splitting of uranium atoms. This process is widely known as nuclear fission. This generates heat to produce steam, that is utilised by a turbine generator to generate electricity.


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