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The consequences of closure: The local cost of shutting down a nuclear power plant
When on May 7, 2013, the Kewaunee nuclear power plant in rural Wisconsin was shut down, it took with it more than 600 full-time jobs and more than $70 million in lost wages, not including temporary employment from refueling and maintenance outages. Taking into account indirect business-to-business activity, the total economic impact of the closure of the single-unit pressurized water reactor was estimated to be more than $630 million to the surrounding three-county area.
K. Rady, A. A. Abouelsoud, S. A. Kotb, M. M. El Metwally
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 7 | July 2020 | Pages 572-582
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1755808
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This paper discusses modeling of the performance of a VVER-type nuclear power plant using the Fractional Neutron Point Kinetics (FNPK) model. The modeling intent is to achieve a nonlinear system of fractional-order differential equations that are solved using SIMULINK by developing a scheme with the FOMCON Toolbox in the Matlab® environment. The model is shown to be identifiable, and the goodness of fit between the measurements and the model’s output is improved as a result of employing the optimized fractional differential equation. Benchmarking the results of the FNPK model against those from the optimized Classical Neutron Point Kinetics model shows that the FNPK model is superior.