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Unformatted text preview: Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) www.psiru.org The economics of nuclear power: analysis of recent studies by Steve Thomas July 2005 PSIRU University of Greenwich www.psiru.org 2 1. INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................................3 2. THE WORLD MARKET FOR NUCLEAR PLANTS: EXISTING ORDERS AND PROSPECTS................4 3. OPERATING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN THE UK ................................................................................7 4. CURRENT DESIGNS .............................................................................................................................................9 4.1. PWRS ................................................................................................................................................................9 4.1.1. EPR...........................................................................................................................................................9 4.1.2. AP-1000..................................................................................................................................................10 4.1.3. System 80+/APR-1400............................................................................................................................10 4.1.4. APWR .....................................................................................................................................................10 4.1.5. AES-91 WWER-1000..............................................................................................................................10 4.2. BWRS..............................................................................................................................................................10 4.2.1. ABWR .....................................................................................................................................................10 4.2.2. Other BWRs............................................................................................................................................10 4.3. CANDUS...........................................................................................................................................................11 4.4. HTGRS............................................................................................................................................................11 5. KEY DETERMINANTS OF NUCLEAR ECONOMICS ..................................................................................12 5.1. CONSTRUCTION COST AND TIME ......................................................................................................................12 5.1.1. Unreliability of data ...............................................................................................................................12 5.1.2. Difficulties of forecasting .......................................................................................................................13Difficulties of forecasting ....
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