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Title: Summit on Improving the Economics of America's Nuclear Power Plants

Abstract

The Summit on Improving the Economics of America’s Nuclear Power Plants was convened May 19, 2016, by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and co-sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to stress the importance of existing nuclear reactors in meeting our nation’s energy goals. The summit was also designed to identify and discuss policy options that can be pursued at federal and state levels to address economic challenges, as well as technical options that utilities can use to improve the economic competitiveness of operating nuclear power plants (NPPs) and avoid early plant retirements that are driven by temporary market conditions. The owners of NPPs face difficult economic decisions and are working to improve the performance of existing NPPs. However, it soon became clear that some of the actions taken by states and regional markets have had an impact on the economic viability of existing power plants, including carbon free NPPs. Summit speakers identified concepts and actions that could be taken at state and federal levels to improve the economics of the existing fleet within these regulated and restructured electricity markets. This report summarizes the speeches, concepts, and actions taken.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1364472
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-16-39257
TRN: US1703371
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; NUCLEAR POWER; ENERGY POLICY; ECONOMICS; Economics; Nuclear Power Plants; Renewable Portfolio Standards

Citation Formats

Collins, John, and Mason, Charles. Summit on Improving the Economics of America's Nuclear Power Plants. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1364472.
Collins, John, & Mason, Charles. Summit on Improving the Economics of America's Nuclear Power Plants. United States. doi:10.2172/1364472.
Collins, John, and Mason, Charles. 2016. "Summit on Improving the Economics of America's Nuclear Power Plants". United States. doi:10.2172/1364472. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1364472.
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author = {Collins, John and Mason, Charles},
abstractNote = {The Summit on Improving the Economics of America’s Nuclear Power Plants was convened May 19, 2016, by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and co-sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo to stress the importance of existing nuclear reactors in meeting our nation’s energy goals. The summit was also designed to identify and discuss policy options that can be pursued at federal and state levels to address economic challenges, as well as technical options that utilities can use to improve the economic competitiveness of operating nuclear power plants (NPPs) and avoid early plant retirements that are driven by temporary market conditions. The owners of NPPs face difficult economic decisions and are working to improve the performance of existing NPPs. However, it soon became clear that some of the actions taken by states and regional markets have had an impact on the economic viability of existing power plants, including carbon free NPPs. Summit speakers identified concepts and actions that could be taken at state and federal levels to improve the economics of the existing fleet within these regulated and restructured electricity markets. This report summarizes the speeches, concepts, and actions taken.},
doi = {10.2172/1364472},
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place = {United States},
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