The global nuclear renaissance is gaining momentum. Forty-three reactors – more than 38 gigawatts of capacity – are under construction in 13 countries. Twenty-eight units have begun operation since 2000. Within the US, 18 companies have announced plans for 21 sites, representing another 40 gigawatts of capacity.
Investments in the nuclear fleet are not one-time decisions. Rather, they represent a stream of highly complex decisions over a long time frame with increasing financial commitment at every stage. Decisions are made under considerable uncertainty.
SDG has extensive experience in nuclear decision and risk analysis. We have been actively engaged in assessing and managing nuclear and megaproject risk for more than 30 years and our Energy and Environment Practice has extensive knowledge of the commercial, political, and regulatory context for nuclear power in the US.
- SDG's performed the value and risk analyses for more than half the major nuclear steam generator replacement decisions in North America.
- We are currently working several leading utilities in evaluating the value and risk of major greenfield nuclear plant developments in the US as well as in Asia.
- SDG recently analyzed the value and risk of the refurbishment of several units in what is the single largest nuclear investment in North America in recent years.