Interview: Could US Utilities Drive AP1000 Costs Lower?

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Koroush Shirvan is the John Clark Hardwick (1986) career development professor at MIT’s nuclear science and engineering department, with previous experience at MIT developing and designing accident-tolerant fuels and small modular reactors (SMRs) among other innovative technologies. In a report last month, Overnight Capital Cost of the Next AP1000, Shirvan argued controversially that “the next AP1000 series” could come in at less than half the overnight cost at Vogtle. Energy Intelligence's Stephanie Cooke asked him to elaborate on the report’s findings.

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