TITLE

THE CAPACITY OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

AUTHOR(S)
Margen, Peter; Lindhe, Söoren
PUB. DATE
October 1975
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Oct1975, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the capacity of nuclear power plants. The yearly means of the capacity factors of US commercial light water reactors, 1960 to 1972, that are of the same age and are larger than 100 megawatts are also presented in the article. Vertical bars indicating the probable spread of the yearly mean, have been added in order to illuminate the rather high statistical uncertainty encountered when an arithmetic mean comprises a small number of units. Fossil fuel costs are assessed at 40% thermal efficiency. The price of oil plus transport charges to site is assumed to be not more than $10 to $11 per barrel or about $2 per million BTU (British Thermal Unit).
ACCESSION #
21596266

 

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