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dc.contributor.advisorPopova, Elmiraen
dc.creatorCavender, Brittainy Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-01T15:39:33Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-01T15:39:33Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3183en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractNuclear power plants across the United States are reaching the end of their current operating licenses, forcing decision makers to think about the way forward. As they consider the best alternatives for dealing with aging nuclear plants, it is becoming increasingly important to have an accurate method for calculating the long-term costs of nuclear power plants. This report begins by investigating the methodologies currently used in these calculations. They focus on the uncertainty associated with deregulated electricity markets and can be broken down into two main categories: discounted cash flow and real options analysis. Next the report discusses the limitations of the current methodologies, focusing specifically on those aspects of evaluation that are currently eclipsed by electricity market uncertainty. Finally the report offers recommendations for addressing these limitations and creating a stronger analytical framework for calculating the lifetime cost of nuclear power plants.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectNuclear power plantsen
dc.subjectEconomic aspectsen
dc.subjectEconomic analysisen
dc.subjectLifetime costsen
dc.subjectDiscounted cash flowen
dc.subjectReal optionsen
dc.subjectUranium pricesen
dc.subjectPricingen
dc.titleA review of the methods of economic analysis of nuclear power plantsen
dc.date.updated2011-08-01T15:39:43Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3183en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHess, Stephenen
dc.description.departmentOperations Research and Industrial Engineeringen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentOperations Research and Industrial Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineOperations Research and Industrial Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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