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Nuclear Forum Sesslon III: The Economics of Nuclear Power Generation

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Uploaded on Jul 19, 2011

The purpose of this final forum is to help Utahns learn about the economics of nuclear power as they relate to public policy. Topics of discussion included nuclear power's cost of electricity generated, a comparison of nuclear power and other generating assets over their useful lives, and whether or not nuclear power's economic profile works for Utah's electric needs.

Economic Specialists
Cheri D. Collins serves as general manager of external affairs and nuclear liaison at Southern Nuclear Company, where she focuses on the first new commercial nuclear power plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years -- including impacts of the project on the community, such as the creation of technical college programs to prepare the required workforce.

Michael T. Hogue is a research analyst at the University of Utah's Bureau of Economic and Business Research, where he focuses on the economics of energy and natural resources and applied econometrics. His research areas have included the economics of fossil fuels such as coal, conventional oil and gas, and unconventional sources of oil such as oil sands and oil shale.

Edward Kee is vice president of National Economic Research Associates (NERA), where he provides strategic advice to companies and governments on the nuclear power and electricity industries. He advises on industry strategy, project procurement, due diligence, financing and loan guarantees, nuclear fuel cycle, and national nuclear infrastructure development.

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