New U.S. Nuclear Generation: 2010-2030
The report’s key finding is that new nuclear capacity in NEMS-RFF from 2015 to
2020 under the current levels of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantees is similar to
the marginal increase in new capacity from lowering the nominal return-on-equity (ROE) in
NEMS-RFF for new nuclear power from 17 to 14 percent. This equivalence allows for an
analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing DOE loan guarantees to new nuclear plants.