Methods of economic analysis applied to fusion research. Third annual report

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The current study reported here has involved three separate tasks. The first re-evaluates previous benefit estimates derived, using more realistic rates of discount and other parameter changes. The second task investigates other possible commercial uses of technologies which must be developed in providing commercial fusion power. Several such applications have been identified and potential market sizes estimated. The third task develops a methodology for evaluating the impact of additional projects in support technology RD and D on the value of the overall fusion program. This effort has shown that it is possible to economically prioritize RD and D on those ... continued below

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Hazelrigg, Jr, G A December 18, 1979.

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The current study reported here has involved three separate tasks. The first re-evaluates previous benefit estimates derived, using more realistic rates of discount and other parameter changes. The second task investigates other possible commercial uses of technologies which must be developed in providing commercial fusion power. Several such applications have been identified and potential market sizes estimated. The third task develops a methodology for evaluating the impact of additional projects in support technology RD and D on the value of the overall fusion program. This effort has shown that it is possible to economically prioritize RD and D on those functions which will be required in commercial fusion and to provide economic rationales for program changes. The results of this task indicate substantial benefit from increased pursuit of RD and D in several support technology areas. (MOW)

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  • Report No.: DOE/ET/52017-3
  • Grant Number: EG-77-C-02-4181
  • DOI: 10.2172/5670487 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5670487
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1093309

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Hazelrigg, Jr, G A. Methods of economic analysis applied to fusion research. Third annual report, report, December 18, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1093309/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.