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Nuclear Power cost data

Data point Valid in Capital cost Operating cost excluding fuel Source
£(2010)/kw £(2010)/kw
  2050 Pathways - 2010 Range 2010 2478–4548 13–120 2050 working assumption
  PWR - Nuclear 3rd generation FOAK 2997–4548 76–120 MottMacDonald 2010
  PWR - Nuclear 3rd generation NOAK 2516–3370 57–96 MottMacDonald 2010
  AGR/PWR/Magnox 2000 2478–3598 45 Markal 3.24
  E-PWR/AP1000 2020 1360 65 Markal 3.24
  Pebble Bed 2030 2314 13 Markal 3.24
  GT-MHR 2030 2314 23 Markal 3.24
  PWR 2010 2975–4025 55–83 MottMacDonald (2011)
  PWR 2050 1384–3485 33–74 MottMacDonald (2011)
  BWR 2010 2933–3968 54–82 MottMacDonald (2011)
  BWR 2050 1432–3316 33–72 MottMacDonald (2011)
  2050 Pathways - 2050 Range 2050 1360–4548 13–120 2050 working assumption
  EPWR 2010-2020 1360–1919 0 Markal 3.24
  AP1000 2007 1360–2105 ? Markal 3.24
  South Texas Project Units, USA (ABWR) 2008-2015 1825–2337 ? Federation of American Scientists
  UAE Kepco's APR 2009 2400 ? MottMacDonald (2011)
  Levy county Florida, USA (AP1000) 2008-2016 2713 ? Federation of American Scientists
  Calvert Cliffs 3, (USEPR) USA 2008-2015 3660 ? Federation of American Scientists
  NOAK Nuclear - Westinghouse 2010 2294–3216 60–100 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  FOAK Nuclear - EPWR 2010 2697–3788 71–115 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  FOAK Nuclear - Westinghouse single 2010 3046–4299 71–115 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  NOAK Nuclear - Westinghouse single 2010 2443–3436 60–100 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  NOAK Nuclear - EPWR 2010 2294–3217 60–100 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  NOAK Nuclear - EPWR single 2010 2200–3091 60–100 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  Olkiluoto 3, Finland EPR (Under construction) 2010 1631–3099 ? Bloomberg
  Turkey Point 6&7, Florida - , USA (ESBWR or A1000) 2008-2018 1979–2891 ? Federation of American Scientists
  Flamanville 3, France EPR (Under construction) 2010 1740–3164 ? Bloomberg
  Default - Nuclear Power - PWR - Existing 2010 2478 55 MARKAL 3.26
  Default - Nuclear Power - PWR - 2040 2040-50 2744 63 MARKAL 3.26
  FOAK Nuclear - Westinghouse 2010 2864–4021 71–115 Parsons Brinckerhoff
  FOAK Nuclear - EPWR single 2010 2585–3643 71–115 Parsons Brinckerhoff
Range 2000-2050 1000–4548 0–120  


This includes all generations and types of nuclear fission electricity station. Costs quoted above are overnight costs unless explicitly stated otherwise.

It does not include the costs of uranium processing or disposal and/or plant decomissioning. See:

  1. Summary of imported uranium cost data
  2. Summary of uranium enrichment & disposal cost data

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