Analysis of nuclear power plant construction costs

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The objective of this report is to present the results of a statistical analysis of nuclear power plant construction costs and lead-times (where lead-time is defined as the duration of the construction period), using a sample of units that entered construction during the 1966-1977 period. For more than a decade, analysts have been attempting to understand the reasons for the divergence between predicted and actual construction costs and lead-times. More importantly, it is rapidly being recognized that the future of the nuclear power industry rests precariously on an improvement in the cost and lead-time situation. Thus, it is important to ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. January 1, 1986.

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The objective of this report is to present the results of a statistical analysis of nuclear power plant construction costs and lead-times (where lead-time is defined as the duration of the construction period), using a sample of units that entered construction during the 1966-1977 period. For more than a decade, analysts have been attempting to understand the reasons for the divergence between predicted and actual construction costs and lead-times. More importantly, it is rapidly being recognized that the future of the nuclear power industry rests precariously on an improvement in the cost and lead-time situation. Thus, it is important to study the historical information on completed plants, not only to understand what has occurred to also to improve the ability to evaluate the economics of future plants. This requires an examination of the factors that have affected both the realized costs and lead-times and the expectations about these factors that have been formed during the construction process. 5 figs., 22 tabs.

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NTIS, PC A07/MF A01; 1 - GPO.

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  • Other: DE86008419
  • Report No.: DOE/EIA-0485
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  • DOI: 10.2172/6071600 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6071600
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1109420

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  • January 1, 1986

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Analysis of nuclear power plant construction costs, report, January 1, 1986; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1109420/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.