University of Chicago Report Rollout on Small Modular Reactors: Key to Future Nuclear Power Generation in the U.S.
President and CEO of CSIS
Professor Robert Rosner
University of Chicago William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor Depts. Of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, Computation Institute, and the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago
Special Assistant to the Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Vice President, EOP Foundation,Inc.
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The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) is releasing two reports December 1. The first, "Analysis of GW-‐scale Overnight Costs," provides an updated report of overnight costs for large reactors, comparing the work done at the University in 2004 with more current estimates.
The second report, "Small Modular Reactors -‐ Key to Future Nuclear Power Generation in the U.S.,” is an economic and business-‐case analysis of small modular reactors.
Nuclear energy has the potential for expansion if the challenges of safety, nonproliferation, security, waste management, and economic competitiveness are addressed. These two reports focus specifically on the question of economics.
EPIC is an initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. The institute brings an interdisciplinary approach based in economics and physical sciences to energy policy research and training.