Evaluation of the commercial FBR introduction date

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This report examines one criterion for introducing a commercial FBR: economic competitiveness with a Light Water Reactor (LWR). For this analysis, the commercial FBR is assumed to be the fifth-of-a kind replicate which represents an economically mature plant. This FBR is deemed economically competitive when its life-cycle energy cost is less than or equal to that of an LWR. Results of this analysis are used in a comparative analysis of alternative FBR development stategies. The strategies evaluated in these studies assume both 1000- and 1457-MWe FBRs. Since the capital costs per kilowatt, and therefore the energy costs, for these two ... continued below

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White, M.K. & Merrill, E.T. September 1, 1981.

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This report examines one criterion for introducing a commercial FBR: economic competitiveness with a Light Water Reactor (LWR). For this analysis, the commercial FBR is assumed to be the fifth-of-a kind replicate which represents an economically mature plant. This FBR is deemed economically competitive when its life-cycle energy cost is less than or equal to that of an LWR. Results of this analysis are used in a comparative analysis of alternative FBR development stategies. The strategies evaluated in these studies assume both 1000- and 1457-MWe FBRs. Since the capital costs per kilowatt, and therefore the energy costs, for these two FBR sizes are different, they will become economically competitive at different times. The probability density function for the 1457-MW(e) FBR has an expected value date or weighted average date of 2030, compared with 2033 for the probability density function for the 1000-MW(e) FBR.

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  • Other: DE82001421
  • Report No.: PNL-3597
  • Grant Number: AC06-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/6083434 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6083434
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1112530

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White, M.K. & Merrill, E.T. Evaluation of the commercial FBR introduction date, report, September 1, 1981; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1112530/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.