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 Post subject: Re: ITER costs
PostPosted: Jul 03, 2016 7:07 pm 
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alexterrell wrote:
Hinkley D?
Still massively cheaper than ITER. Andsome are predicting DEMO will cost ~$50B... for 1GW. Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: ITER costs
PostPosted: Jul 04, 2016 4:46 am 
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KitemanSA wrote:
alexterrell wrote:
Hinkley D?
Still massively cheaper than ITER. Andsome are predicting DEMO will cost ~$50B... for 1GW. Wow!


Isn't DEMO proposed to be 2GWe?
Which isn't that much more than the disaster that is the EPR. And there are still FOAK savings to be made which could be a big thing.


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 Post subject: Re: ITER costs
PostPosted: Jul 05, 2016 2:54 am 
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E Ireland wrote:
Isn't DEMO proposed to be 2GWe?
Which isn't that much more than the disaster that is the EPR. And there are still FOAK savings to be made which could be a big thing.

EPR is ~1.6GW and at $18B still less than half. And as you well put it, the EPR is a disaster. But it is still ~1/4 the cost of solar.

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 Post subject: Re: ITER costs
PostPosted: Dec 02, 2016 6:26 pm 
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New schedule agreed for Iter fusion project

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An updated schedule for the Iter fusion project has been approved by the Iter Council, which represents the countries taking part in the project. Under the new schedule, first plasma is now slated for 2025 and the start of deuterium-tritium operation is set for 2035.

First plasma was originally scheduled for 2018 with the start of deuterium-tritium operation set for 2026. However, in July 2010 the Iter Council agreed a new schedule under which first plasma is slated for November 2019, with deuterium-tritium operation starting in March 2027.


So in six years they've slipped the schedule six years. What a waste of time, money, and scientific talent.


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 Post subject: Re: ITER costs
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ITER nuclear fusion project faces delay over Trump budget cuts

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ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot, in Washington for talks with the U.S. administration, said the U.S. 2017 contribution had been cut from a planned $105 million to $50 million and its 2018 contribution from a planned $120 million to $63 million. The United States has already spent about $1 billion on the prototype reactor and was scheduled to contribute up to another $1.5 billion through 2025, when ITER is scheduled to run a first operational test. “If we do not respect deadlines in the beginning, we cannot respect them in the end,” Bigot told Reuters by telephone.


Yeah...I'm sure every single one of the problems on ITER are Trump's fault...$50M is being absurdly generous. That money would be just as about effectively spent on slot machines in Vegas.


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