French Nuclear Power Cost of Electricity Set to Exceed Costs of Wind Energy

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According to EWEA analysis on the true costs of electricity, nuclear will cost €102 /MWh in 2020 – the average price across Europe taking into account the fact that nuclear plants take a long time to build which pushes up the initial capital cost. Onshore wind energy meanwhile will see a price drop by 2020 falling to €58 /MWh and offshore wind will cost €75 /MWh.

Nuclear will require significant investment in the short and medium term at a rate of at least double the current level of investment, the Court says.  Moreover, new plants are likely to be much more expensive to construct.

Source: EWEA 



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