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Analysis of Water-Energy Issues for Nuclear Power with Industry Perspective, INL/RPT-23-73058
This report includes analysis of water-related topics that affect the continued operation of the existing U.S. commercial nuclear fleet including (1) An evaluation of water consumption and withdrawal reporting methods noting inconsistencies between modeling and reporting approaches; influence of plant-level cooling water system type and capacity; and impact of local conditions including plant age, system performance amongst other factors. (2) A discussion on water supply-related issues impacting power generation including the lack of water available for cooling, higher-than-anticipated water intake temperatures, and high water-discharge temperature; acknowledging that despite the variations in magnitude, frequency, and duration of extreme weather events, response has been effective due in part to safety requirements that avoid environmental damage.
  
12/8/2023
Factors Affecting Hiring and Retaining the Nuclear Workforce, Revision 1, August 2023.
As identified by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the United States (U.S.). nuclear energy industry faces significant challenges in attracting and retaining the required levels of qualified workers to meet the current as well as future needs of the industry.
  
8/2/2023
Updated Assessment of Water-Energy Issues for Nuclear Power, INL/RPT-23-73058
This report provides a brief update on the water-energy nexus challenges facing the U.S. commercial industry since the 2010 report titled “Cooling Water Issues and Opportunities at the U.S. Nuclear Power Plants”.
  
7/26/2023
Evaluation of Non-electric Market Options for a Light-water Reactor in the Midwest, INL/EXT-19-55090, August, 2019
This report addresses new market opportunities for nuclear energy at a time when existing light-water reactors (LWRs) are experiencing diminishing revenues in the electricity market. This initial technical/economic assessment indicates LWR hybrid operations can increase the revenue of LWR power-generation stations.
  
10/10/2019
Economic and Market Challenges Facing the U.S. Nuclear Commercial Fleet - Cost and Revenue Study
Economic and Market Challenges Facing the U.S. Nuclear Commercial Fleet - Cost and Revenue Study, INL/EXT-17-42944, R. Szilard, P. Sharp, E. Kee, E. Davis, E. Grecheck, September 2017.
  
9/18/2017
Cooling Water Issues & Opportunities at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, INL/EXT-10-20208, Revision 1, December 2010.
Cooling Water Issues & Opportunities at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants, G. Vine, INL/EXT-10-20208, Revision 1, December 2010.
  
12/1/2010
Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy in the US July 2010
Status and Outlook for Nuclear Energy in the US, NEI , July 2010.
  
6/1/2010
Running Dry at the Power Plant - EPRI Journal (Summer 2007)
Running Dry at the Power Plant - EPRI Journal (Summer 2007).
  
6/1/2007