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Title: What's causing the spiral in plant construction costs

Abstract

Analysis of changes in power plant construction costs since 1970, an increase in total cost 63.8 percent, are broken down to the direct costs of concrete, structural shapes, reinforcing bars, piping, control and instrumentation cables, power transformers, and turbines. Labor costs are broken down to those of the station piping crew, structural steel crew, concrete crew, electrical crew, and miscellaneous mechanical equipment crew. Added costs have come from pollution-control requirements, plant siting review, the increased cost of capital, and higher-cost operating and maintenance due to the sophisticated personnel training and the higher quality of materials and equipment needed to maintain reliability.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL
OSTI Identifier:
6442260
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6442260
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Electr. Light Power (Boston); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 57:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; POWER PLANTS; COST; BUILDING MATERIALS; CONSTRUCTION; EQUIPMENT; LABOR; POLLUTION CONTROL; REGULATIONS; SITE PREPARATION; MATERIALS 296001* -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Electric Power Generation-- (-1989); 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Bergstrom, R.N., and True, N.F. What's causing the spiral in plant construction costs. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Bergstrom, R.N., & True, N.F. What's causing the spiral in plant construction costs. United States.
Bergstrom, R.N., and True, N.F. Thu . "What's causing the spiral in plant construction costs". United States.
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abstractNote = {Analysis of changes in power plant construction costs since 1970, an increase in total cost 63.8 percent, are broken down to the direct costs of concrete, structural shapes, reinforcing bars, piping, control and instrumentation cables, power transformers, and turbines. Labor costs are broken down to those of the station piping crew, structural steel crew, concrete crew, electrical crew, and miscellaneous mechanical equipment crew. Added costs have come from pollution-control requirements, plant siting review, the increased cost of capital, and higher-cost operating and maintenance due to the sophisticated personnel training and the higher quality of materials and equipment needed to maintain reliability.},
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journal = {Electr. Light Power (Boston); (United States)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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