Projected natural gas prices in the US will play a key role in the decision to build new nuclear reactors beyond the currently installed capacity of 101 gigawatt (GW). In an analysis of a series of possible scenarios, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) found that the projected reliance on nuclear power in 2040 varies between 63GW and 133GW which accounts for 10 percent and 20 percent, respectively of total electricity generation.
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