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Nuclear power generation in competition with other sources for base load electricity generation; La generacion nuclear en competencia con otras fuentes para generacion electrica de base

Abstract

The latest studies performed by OECD and IAEA on the subject were analyzed in order to clarify the international context. Nuclear, gas and coal are compared. The general conclusion is that nuclear power is competitive for electricity generation considering new plants to be commissioned around year 2000. If the discount rate is 5% per annum it is considered the best option in most of the countries included in the studies. If 10% is chosen the levelized costs favour the gas option. In the Argentine case, the analysis of possible plants for the near future shows a clear advantage for the gas projects. This is mainly due to the low capital costs and low local gas prices. The possible evolution of this situation is considered: gas prices will most probably increase because they should approach the price of fuel oil or diesel oil which are used as substitutes in winter for electricity generation and the export projects to Chile and Brasil will also push prices up. The environmental aspects of the question and its influence on regulations and costs is a matter of speculation. Some countries have already penalized greenhouse gases emissions but it is not clear how and when this  More>>
Authors:
Notari, C; Rey, F C [1] 
  1. Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, San Martin (Argentina). Unidad de Actividad Reactores y Centrales Nucleares
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-AR-121; CONF-961181-
Reference Number:
SCA: 290200; 030600; 015000; PA: AIX-28:077351; EDB-98:024208; SN: 97001881063
Resource Relation:
Conference: International conference on nuclear power competitiveness in the next two decades, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 18-21 Nov 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the international conference on nuclear power competitiveness in the next two decades; PB: 335 p.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 03 NATURAL GAS; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; NUCLEAR ENERGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; ARGENTINA; COAL; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY ACCOUNTING; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; INVESTMENT; MEMBER STATES; NATURAL GAS; POWER GENERATION; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; TECHNOLOGY IMPACTS
OSTI ID:
575284
Research Organizations:
Asociacion Argentina de Tecnologia Nuclear, Buenos Aires (Argentina); Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Country of Origin:
Argentina
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98603571; TRN: AR9700030077351
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98603571
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 88-96
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Notari, C, and Rey, F C. Nuclear power generation in competition with other sources for base load electricity generation; La generacion nuclear en competencia con otras fuentes para generacion electrica de base. Argentina: N. p., 1996. Web.
Notari, C, & Rey, F C. Nuclear power generation in competition with other sources for base load electricity generation; La generacion nuclear en competencia con otras fuentes para generacion electrica de base. Argentina.
Notari, C, and Rey, F C. 1996. "Nuclear power generation in competition with other sources for base load electricity generation; La generacion nuclear en competencia con otras fuentes para generacion electrica de base." Argentina.
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abstractNote = {The latest studies performed by OECD and IAEA on the subject were analyzed in order to clarify the international context. Nuclear, gas and coal are compared. The general conclusion is that nuclear power is competitive for electricity generation considering new plants to be commissioned around year 2000. If the discount rate is 5% per annum it is considered the best option in most of the countries included in the studies. If 10% is chosen the levelized costs favour the gas option. In the Argentine case, the analysis of possible plants for the near future shows a clear advantage for the gas projects. This is mainly due to the low capital costs and low local gas prices. The possible evolution of this situation is considered: gas prices will most probably increase because they should approach the price of fuel oil or diesel oil which are used as substitutes in winter for electricity generation and the export projects to Chile and Brasil will also push prices up. The environmental aspects of the question and its influence on regulations and costs is a matter of speculation. Some countries have already penalized greenhouse gases emissions but it is not clear how and when this trend will affect local prices. (author). 4 refs., 6 tabs.}
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