Fusion Power Deployment

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Fusion power plants could be part of a future portfolio of non-carbon dioxide producing energy supplies such as wind, solar, biomass, advanced fission power, and fossil energy with carbon dioxide sequestration. In this paper, we discuss key issues that could impact fusion energy deployment during the last half of this century. These include geographic issues such as resource availability, scale issues, energy storage requirements, and waste issues. The resource needs and waste production associated with fusion deployment in the U.S. should not pose serious problems. One important feature of fusion power is the fact that a fusion power plant should ... continued below

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Schmidt, J.A. & Ogden, J.M. February 6, 2002.

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Fusion power plants could be part of a future portfolio of non-carbon dioxide producing energy supplies such as wind, solar, biomass, advanced fission power, and fossil energy with carbon dioxide sequestration. In this paper, we discuss key issues that could impact fusion energy deployment during the last half of this century. These include geographic issues such as resource availability, scale issues, energy storage requirements, and waste issues. The resource needs and waste production associated with fusion deployment in the U.S. should not pose serious problems. One important feature of fusion power is the fact that a fusion power plant should be locatable within most local or regional electrical distribution systems. For this reason, fusion power plants should not increase the burden of long distance power transmission to our distribution system. In contrast to fusion power, regional factors could play an important role in the deployment of renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass or fossil energy with CO2 sequestration. We examine the role of these regional factors and their implications for fusion power deployment.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00796123

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  • Report No.: PPPL-3669.pdf
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03073
  • DOI: 10.2172/796123 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 796123
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc740079

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Schmidt, J.A. & Ogden, J.M. Fusion Power Deployment, report, February 6, 2002; Princeton, New Jersey. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc740079/: accessed November 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.