How much does nuclear power cost per KW?



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    It depends on who you ask. Existing nuclear power plants produce electricity at very low rates – less than 2 cents/kwh. This is lower even then coal. However, plants that haven’t been built yet, when you factor in construction costs, could cost over 25 cents/kwh. People disagree on whether we should invest in new nuclear plants to counter climate change.

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    Existing nuclear power plants were built in the 1970s-80s on the order of $500 to $2000 per kW capacity. Some examples from industry are the D.C. Cook nuclear station in Bridgman, MI, which has a capacity of 2.1 million kilowatts and cost $1.2 billion, and the Palo Verde station in Arizona, which cost almost $6 billion but has a capacity of almost 4 million kilowatts.

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