A worlwide review of the cost of Nuclear Power [Published on 2015-03-01]

  • The "true cost" of nuclear energy is a subject of great controversy, especially when considering capital costs of recent projects which opponents to this technology claim to be out of control.
    In order to provide an objective assessment of nuclear competitiveness, a systematic review of nuclear costs as estimated by stakeholders on a worldwide basis (parliamentary commissions, general accounting offices, academics from universities, non-governmental organizations [either promoting nuclear, or nonnuclear energy], utilities and vendors) has been performed.
    Based on these data, levelized costs of electricity (LCOE) were calculated, for different technologies and different regional areas.
    A cost breakdown between key factors (pre-construction and owner costs, Capex, Opex, spent fuel management, dismantling and decommissioning) was estimated.
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