TH25 Economics of Nuclear Power and Impacts on the Future of NRC

Sponsored by the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research

Many factors contribute to the economics of nuclear power in the United States, including capital costs, operating costs, regulated vs. wholesale markets, State policies, and the costs of alternate power sources such as natural gas. This session brings together experts in various areas related to nuclear power economics to help attendees understand the driving forces that will dictate the future of nuclear power. Will large operating light-water reactors continue the trend of premature retirements? Will advanced nuclear power technologies be able to navigate these hurdles? All of these impact the future of the NRC.
  • Darrell Roberts, Deputy Executive Director for Materials, Waste, Research, State, Tribal, Compliance, Administration and Human Capital Programs, OEDO/NRC tel: 301-415-1713, e-mail:
  • Jonathan Barr, Senior Reactor Systems Engineer, Accident Analysis Branch, Division of Risk Analysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-415-1089, e-mail:

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