The Economics Future of Nuclear Power by University of Chicago

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The turbine equipment accounts for 15 percent of the total. Structures and equipment account for 14 percent of the costs. Electric plant equipment, miscellaneous plant equipment, and main conditioning heat rejection systems each account for 3 to 4 percent of costs. Total direct costs amount to 60 percent of total costs. Indirect costs are comprised of construction services, engineering and home office services, and field supervision and field office services. Construction services, which are the actual building and assembly of the components into a functioning plant, are the largest indirect cost component.

Overnight Cost Sensitivity Scenarios for the Present Study In addition, much is accomplished in narrowing the range of uncertainty in capital costs by realistic specifications of reactors likely to be used and by attention to FOAKE cost assumptions. The ABWR, the CANDU ACR-700, the AP1000, and Framatome’s SWR 1000 appear to be reasonable candidates for deployment in the United States within the coming decade. S. firm teaming with a Japanese firm, so its FOAKE costs may be considered already paid.

Report to the Prime Minister. Paris: Commissariat General du Plan, July. , Arnold B. Baker, and William Kamery. (2002) Electricity Generation Cost Simulation Model (GenSim). SAND2002-3376. : Sandia National Laboratories, November. Energy Information Administration (EIA). (2002) The Electricity Market Module of the National Energy Modeling System. : Energy Information Administration. Federal Reserve Board. (2001) Foreign Exchange Rates. November 30, 2001. gov/releases/G5/20011203. Feretic, Danilo, and Tomsic Zeljko.

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