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Table 8

SPP (PWR 2748 MWth → 1000 MWe): electricity cost.

Reference core thermal power (MWth) 2748
Reference electric power generation capacity (MWe) 1000
Specific construction cost ($ per installed kWe (electric power)) 4101.51a
Specific fuel cost ($ per produced MWeh (electric power)) 9.33a
Specific O&M cost ($ per produced MWeh (electric power)) 14.74a
Specific decommissioning cost ($ per installed kWe (electric power)) 820.30b
Length of the construction period (years) 7a
Economic lifetime of the plant (years) 60a
  Average availability of the plant (%) 85a
Length of the decommissioning period (years) 5
Discount rate (%) 5
Cost of electricity (10−2 $ per kWeh) 5.816
   Percentage allocated to construction (%) 58.15%
   Percentage allocated to fuel (%) 16.04%
   Percentage allocated to O&M (%) 25.34%
   Percentage allocated to decommissioning (%) 0.46%

Values suggested in the OECD' 2010 Projected Costs of Generating Electricity [9, p. 103].


20% of the specific construction cost.

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