An Updated Data Base for Light Water Reactor Power Plants

by W. E. Mooz


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Statistical analyses of light water reactor (LWR) power plants require a carefully constructed database that includes information about as many of these plants as is possible. Since plants under construction continue to be completed and enter commercial operation as time passes, the database is continually expanding. The purpose of this Note is to list the available data as of the spring of 1982, and to present them in an easy-to-read format. Tables 1-3 present the most recent estimates of capital costs. Table 1 lists the most accurately known costs. Table 2 lists the same information for plants that are operating, but which for various reasons have yet to submit their costs to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Table 3 has similar estimates for Diablo Canyon units one and two. Table 4 is a complete data listing of all LWR power plants presently included in the latest issue of the Department of Energy reference used in previous studies.

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