Economic assessment of Tokamak fusion reactor plants

T. Nanahara, K. Yamaji, S. Akita, T. Takuma, Y. Fukai, Akiyoshi Hatayama, N. Asami, M. Kasai

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Abstract

As the R&D of nuclear fusion technology makes steady progress, it becomes important to examine with what perspective and toward what direction further steps should be taken. This paper discusses the prospect of commercial nuclear fusion power reactors principally from the viewpoint of electric utilities, namely its potential users. Based upon conceptual designs of pure fusion reactors and fusion fission hybrid reactors, generation costs (cost of electricity) of the reactors are evaluated. Two different approaches are employed in the design because much uncertainty still remains in the future characteristics of fusion power reactors. The generation costs for the above two approaches show a fair similarity. The evaluated costs of the hybrid reactors are significantly lower than those of the pure fusion reactors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFAC Proceedings Series
EditorsYoshikazu Nishikawa, Y. Kaya, K. Yamaji
PublisherPubl by Pergamon Press Inc
Pages435-440
Number of pages6
Edition14
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventIFAC/IFORS/IAEE Symposium on Energy Systems, Management and Economics - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1989 Oct 251989 Oct 27

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OtherIFAC/IFORS/IAEE Symposium on Energy Systems, Management and Economics
CityTokyo, Jpn
Period89/10/2589/10/27

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Fusion reactors
Fusion reactions
Economics
Costs
Electric utilities
Conceptual design
Electricity

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  • Engineering(all)

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Nanahara, T., Yamaji, K., Akita, S., Takuma, T., Fukai, Y., Hatayama, A., ... Kasai, M. (1990). Economic assessment of Tokamak fusion reactor plants. In Y. Nishikawa, Y. Kaya, & K. Yamaji (Eds.), IFAC Proceedings Series (14 ed., pp. 435-440). Publ by Pergamon Press Inc.

Economic assessment of Tokamak fusion reactor plants. / Nanahara, T.; Yamaji, K.; Akita, S.; Takuma, T.; Fukai, Y.; Hatayama, Akiyoshi; Asami, N.; Kasai, M.

IFAC Proceedings Series. ed. / Yoshikazu Nishikawa; Y. Kaya; K. Yamaji. 14. ed. Publ by Pergamon Press Inc, 1990. p. 435-440.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nanahara, T, Yamaji, K, Akita, S, Takuma, T, Fukai, Y, Hatayama, A, Asami, N & Kasai, M 1990, Economic assessment of Tokamak fusion reactor plants. in Y Nishikawa, Y Kaya & K Yamaji (eds), IFAC Proceedings Series. 14 edn, Publ by Pergamon Press Inc, pp. 435-440, IFAC/IFORS/IAEE Symposium on Energy Systems, Management and Economics, Tokyo, Jpn, 89/10/25.
Nanahara T, Yamaji K, Akita S, Takuma T, Fukai Y, Hatayama A et al. Economic assessment of Tokamak fusion reactor plants. In Nishikawa Y, Kaya Y, Yamaji K, editors, IFAC Proceedings Series. 14 ed. Publ by Pergamon Press Inc. 1990. p. 435-440
Nanahara, T. ; Yamaji, K. ; Akita, S. ; Takuma, T. ; Fukai, Y. ; Hatayama, Akiyoshi ; Asami, N. ; Kasai, M. / Economic assessment of Tokamak fusion reactor plants. IFAC Proceedings Series. editor / Yoshikazu Nishikawa ; Y. Kaya ; K. Yamaji. 14. ed. Publ by Pergamon Press Inc, 1990. pp. 435-440
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