Powering California with Nuclear Energy

- October 7th, 2011

Energy Digital reported on the details of California’s nuclear energy future revealed by California Council on Science and Technology.

Energy Digital reported on the details of California’s nuclear energy future revealed by California Council on Science and Technology.

As quoted by the market news:

The California Council on Science and Technology has examined the potential of nuclear energy to meet California’s electricity demand in the year 2050.  The main focus of the organization’s analysis is on the CCST Realistic Model, which assumes that total electricity demand in California in the year 2050 amounts to 510 terawatt-hours per year (TWh/y). Since nuclear electricity is capital intensive, it is most economically used as baseload power where the plants run at their maximum output all of the time.  It is also assumed that nuclear plants have a 90 percent capacity factor and that baseload power represents 67 percent of total electricity demand, the rest being supplied by renewables as mandated by California’s law AB32.

Click here to read the full Energy Digital report.

 

Leave a Reply