Last updated May 3, 2017
Construction costs constitute two-thirds of nuclear generation costs.
Construction delays are a key driver of higher costs
- Construction delays result from regulatory ratcheting, anti-nuclear advocacy and building first-of-a-kind designs.
Key drivers of nuclear construction cost reductions are:
Long-term commitment by nation-state;
Standardization of plant construction;
Building multiple reactors on the same site;
Centralization and vertical integration;