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NEA issues call to action in report on nuclear cost reductions
A new report from the Paris-based OECD Nuclear Energy Agency declares that nuclear power is needed for countries to meet their Paris Agreement decarbonization and energy security policy goals, but that governmental support for a rapid reduction in the cost of new nuclear capacity through the creation of certain policy frameworks is likely necessary.
Satoru Higashijima, Yutaka Kamada, Pietro Barabaschi, Hiroshi Shirai, JT-60SA Team
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 68 | Number 2 | September 2015 | Pages 259-266
Technical Paper | Proceedings of TOFE-2014 | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST15-108
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The JT-60SA superconducting tokamak is now under construction toward the first plasma in March 2019 as a joint project between the Broader Approach (BA) Satellite Tokamak Programme between Japan and Europe, and the Japanese national programme. The JT-60SA mission is to contribute to early realization of fusion energy by supporting ITER and by complementing ITER in resolving key physics and engineering issues for DEMO reactors. Before procurements of the major components, some R&Ds for key techniques were performed. By November 2014, 25 procurement arrangements (PAs) have been launched (JA: 14 PAs, EU: 11 PAs) covering 88% of the total cost of the BA Satellite Tokamak Programme, and the main components have entered the manufacturing stage. In addition, the JT-60SA tokamak assembly started since January 2013. This paper summarizes the recent progress of the JT-60SA project.