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Levelised Cost of Electricity for Nuclear Power Using Light Water Reactor Technology in India

Anoop Singh ( is with the Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Saurabh Sharma ( is with the CHINO Innovation Center, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan. M S Kalra ( is with the Nuclear Engineering and Technology Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.

The development of nuclear power generation in India is proposed to be enhanced with international cooperation, for sourcing fuel and setting up commercial nuclear power plants. The cost of power produced at such plants is examined. The levelised cost of electricity for light water reactor technology in India is estimated for once-through cycle and twice-through cycle options. A reference point for international cost comparisons is provided, and a sensitivity analysis for key input parameters is carried out. The base case, levelised cost of electricity is estimated to be 13.93 cents per kilowatt-hour and 14.13 cents per kilowatt-hour for once-through cycle and twice-through cycle options, respectively.

The authors acknowledge the anonymous referee for constructive comments.

Updated On : 13th Mar, 2018


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