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US nuclear power programs

Abstract

In the United States, coal provided 56 percent of the electricity generated in 1992. Nuclear energy was the next largest contributor, supplying 22 percent. Natural gas provided 9 percent, while hydro-electric and renewables together supplied another 9 percent. Currently, the 109 nuclear power plants in the U.S. have an overall generating capacity of 99,000 MWe. To improve efficiency, safety, and performance, the lessons of 30 years of experience with nuclear powerplants are being incorporated into design criteria for the next generation of U.S. plants. The new Advanced Light Water Reactor plants will feature simpler designs, which will enable more cost-effective construction and maintenance. To enhance safety, design margins are being increased, and human factors are being considered and incorporated into the designs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1994
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-TR-0030; CONF-9310474-
Reference Number:
SCA: 210800; PA: AIX-29:033639; EDB-98:066563; SN: 98001972155
Resource Relation:
Conference: International nuclear technology forum: future prospects of nuclear power plants and Turkey, Uluslararasi Nukleer Teknoloji Kurultayi: Nukleer guc santrallarinin gelecegi ve Turkiye, Ankara (Turkey), 12-15 Oct 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1994; Related Information: Is Part Of International Nuclear Technology Forum: Future prospects of nuclear power plants and Turkey; PB: 302 p.; Uluslararasi Nukleer Teknoloji Kurultayi: Nukleer guc santrallarinin gelecegi ve Turkiye
Subject:
21 NUCLEAR POWER REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; NUCLEAR POWER; US NATIONAL PROGRAM PLANS
OSTI ID:
615675
Research Organizations:
TMMOB Chamber of Mechanical Engineers, Ankara (Turkey).
Country of Origin:
Turkey
Language:
Turkish
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98627212; ISBN 975-395-117-5; TRN: TR9800032033639
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98627212
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 45-51
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

McGolf, D J. US nuclear power programs. Turkey: N. p., 1994. Web.
McGolf, D J. US nuclear power programs. Turkey.
McGolf, D J. 1994. "US nuclear power programs." Turkey.
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