Boiling water reactor (nuclear)
Approximately 1,170 megawatts (net)
10 miles north of Richland, Wash.
Cost of Power (2014-2043):
4.7 - 5.2 cents/kWh
Natural Gas: 6 - 14 cents/kWh
Wind: 7 - 10 cents/kWh
Solar: 11 - 42 cents/kWh
*Levelized costs according to the Energy Information Administration. Levelized cost represents the per kilowatt-hour cost (in real dollars) of building and operating a generating plant over an assumed financial life and duty cycle. Key inputs to calculating levelized costs include overnight capital costs, fuel costs, fixed and variable operations and maintenance costs, financing costs and an assumed utilization rate for each plant type.
Columbia Fact Sheet (PDF)
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