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Markal 3.24 Nuclear Power AGR/PWR/Magnox 2000

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Title: Nuclear Power Markal 3.24 AGR/PWR/Magnox 2000 cost data point

Content: h2 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.

h2 Items that this cost excludes

h2 Detail on the conditions under which this cost is valid

Existing UK AGR/PWR/Magnox reactors.

h2 Explanations as to why this cost differs from others

h2 Limitations of this cost estimate

h2 Calculations

h3 Operating cost

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.

Cost data points
Nuclear Power cost data points

User: Tom Counsell

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Cost category: Nuclear Power cost data

Cost source: Markal 3.24 cost source

Valid for quantity of fuel: 

Valid in year: 2000

Efficiency: 32%

Life: 35-45 years

Size: 1 GW


Operating: £(2000)35/kWpeak

Capital: £(2000)1913-2778/kWpeak

Default fuel unit: 

Default operating unit: 

Default capital unit: 

Label: AGR/PWR/Magnox

Output: 82%