Items that this cost includes
In particular, please explain how the following costs have been treated:
- Uranium extraction and processing
- Uranium storage
- Uranium disposal
- Connection costs to national grid
Uranium costs are separated. Not clear about grid costs.
Items that this cost excludes
Detail on the conditions under which this cost is valid
Existing UK AGR/PWR/Magnox reactors.
Explanations as to why this cost differs from others
Limitations of this cost estimate
The fixed operating cost is given as £34/kW and the variable as £0.05/GJ. The availability factor is given as 82%. Therefore the variable component of the operating cost is 365.25 days x 24 hours x 82% availability x 0.0036 kWh/GJ x £0.05/GJ = £1.29/kW.