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Nuclear Power in Countries with Limited Electrical Grid Capacities: The Case of Armenia

A Report of the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO)

IAEA TECDOC No. 1778
English IAEA-TECDOC-1778 978-92-0-110415-1
152 80 18.00 2015

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Description

This publication addresses issues relating to nuclear power deployment faced by countries with electrical grids of limited capacity and stability. In particular, technology issues and related institutional measures as well as some technical and economic options for managing spent fuel and radioactive waste applicable in these circumstances are addressed. It aims to assist States implementing a nuclear power programme in the development of a comprehensive approach to the long term management of spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste that is technically sound, environmentally responsible, economically feasible and acceptable to all stakeholders. Armenia was selected as a case study and the data obtained from the studies performed led to general recommendations which could be applicable to some other countries with similar economies and grid characteristics.

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Keywords

Nuclear Power Planning and Economics, Nuclear Energy, International Cooperation, Nuclear Power Plants, Armenia, Electric Power System Stability, Electrical Grid Capacity, Fuel Cycles, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear Fuel, Environment, Recommendations, Nuclear Reactors, INPRO

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