Friday, June 17, 2011

SCANA’s Analyst Day - “New nuclear continues to be the low cost alternative for customers”

Yesterday, SCANA held an Analyst Day that mostly talked about the construction of the two nuclear units at their Summer station. Here’s the link to the 164 page slide deck (18 mega-byte pdf). Below are a few noteworthy slides.

The first slide to mention is “Why Nuclear?” If you look at the chart at the top right of the slide below, SCANA provided their all-in cost estimates for nuclear ($76/MWh), natural gas ($81/MWh), coal ($117/MWh), offshore wind ($292/MWh) and solar ($437/MWh). For them, “new nuclear continues to be the low cost alternative for customers.”

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Here are two slides, of many, showing construction at the site.

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Also worth mentioning is the slide showing where SCANA is purchasing the supplies around the world to construct the units.

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And, below is a picture of one of the AP1000s being built in China that is 2.5 years ahead of SCANA’s construction schedule. They are, of course, sharing lessons between each other.

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There is definitely much more to peruse in the fat document so be sure to check it out.

1 comment:

seth said...

Anybody have an idea why Vogtle is $14B and VC Summer is $10B for the same two Ap-1000's.

I'd heard that the Vogtle project included $4B for transmission but can't find reference.