Cutaway of an emplacement drift with three types of waste packages, as planned for the Yucca Mountain Project. (Illustration courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy
An examination of current economic and policy issues in the electric power industry, focusing on nuclear power and its fuel cycle. Introduces techniques for analyzing private and public policy alternatives, including discounted cash flow methods and other techniques in engineering economics. Application to specific problem areas, including nuclear waste management and weapons proliferation. Other topics include deregulation and restructuring in the electric power industry.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.