International Journal of Nuclear Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 867439, 4 pages
Research Article

Economic Assessment of Russian Nuclear Strategies on the Basis of Fast Breeder Reactors

Energy Systems Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 130 Lermontov Street, Irkutsk 664033, Russia

Received 28 March 2013; Revised 26 August 2013; Accepted 6 September 2013

Academic Editor: Michael F. Simpson

Copyright © 2013 O. V. Marchenko and S. V. Solomin. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The paper assesses the economic risk caused by the delay in commissioning innovative nuclear power plants with fast breeder reactors in Russia. The risk is quantitatively measured by the excessive costs for energy development and the possibility of implementing the considered variants that differ in power consumption, technical and economic indices of the reactors, and constraints on CO2 emissions. The probability distribution functions of economic losses for different strategies of nuclear energy development are constructed.