Comparative Cost of Producing Energy

Here are some graphics on what it costs to produce electricity by technology. This does not count the cost of distribution, which heavily favors renewable energy that is locally produced and can be used locally without major distribution costs.

EdF is seeking a price for UK nuclear energy at 90 GB/MWhr (500 PLN) which is more than the average RES price projected under the new Polish law. Wind and PV will both be much, much lower by the time the UK opens a nuclear plant (if ever). The UK capex cost is 14 billion GB or 78 billion PLN. Both the energy price and the capex keep going up (these are from EdF in October 2014).

There is no real dispute that RES will be the cheapest energy available (especially with lower distribution costs) in the relatively near term future.


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