The Assessment of Nuclear Energy Costs Using a Fuzzy Approach
Università degli Studi del Molise - Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche Gestionali e Sociali
April 25, 2010
The aim of this paper is to develop an approach based on fuzzy-sets to handle the uncertainty of nuclear power costs. The underlying aim is to appraise the economic advantages of nuclear power compared with other traditional energy sources, namely coal and natural gas. Having illustrated the general state of the art of nuclear power in terms of production, installed power and economics, a more detailed evaluation follows to select the most important economic and financial parameters involved in calculating the industrial cost (overnight cost, O&M, fuel, etc.) to then build the fuzzy functions and process them using the fuzzy TOPSIS method.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: fuzzy-set, nuclear energy, costs assessment
JEL Classification: Q4, C4, D24working papers series
Date posted: May 24, 2010
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