New Study Puts The Generation Costs For Power From New Nuclear Plants Triple Current U.S. Electricity Rates


A new study puts the generation costs for power from new nuclear plants at 25 to 30 cents per kilowatt-hour  — triple current U.S. electricity rates.

Current CSP costs (still substantially less than nuclear): 
Vinod Khosla gives current CSP at 16 cents kWh  (and note PV far higher at 22.4 cents kW/hr – see slide 124 onwards at rel=no follow
Also, good summary of costs can be found here: puts current CSP at 13 – 17 cents kWh rel=no follow
Makes CSP look very attractive indeed at 11 cents per kWh by 2011 (cf Ausra & Bright Source CSP plants signed up with PG&E in South West America) – compatible with gas prices, and estimated to reduce to 4-6 cents per kWhr by 2020.  Nuclear costs unlikely to reduce, but instead are on an upward trajectory.

Plus here be recent CSP plant costings slide, as attached