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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Cost drivers of nuclear steam cycle construction
Interest in reducing carbon emissions around the world continues to climb. As a complement to the increasing deployment of variably generating renewables, advanced nuclear is commonly shown in net-zero grid modeling for 2050 because it represents firm electricity production that can flex in output with load demands.1 However, these projections are challenged by the high levelized cost of electricity associated with legacy nuclear construction, which is often more than double that of modern combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.
Charles E. Stevenson
Item ID: 300022|ISBN: 978-0-89448-031-7
1987|1st Edition|256 pages
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In this comprehensive volume, Stevenson recounts the history of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II (EBR-II), the Fuel Cycle Facility (FCF), and the process requirements of this unique technology. The author also explains the reasons behind the remarkable success of both the EBR-II and the FCF. These data, presented as a useful information source, should be of considerable significance to the continuing development of nuclear power.