Title: Development of regional capacity expansion plan in Russia (application of the WASP model)

Authors: Y.F. Chernilin, S.L. Kononov, E.F. Zakharova, V.S. Kagramanyan, A.V. Malenkov

Addresses: Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Square 1, Moscow 123182, Russian Federation. Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Square 1, Moscow 123182, Russian Federation. Russian Research Centre, Kurchatov Institute, Kurchatov Square 1, Moscow 123182, Russian Federation. State Scientific Centre, Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Bondarenko Square 1, Obninsk 249020, Kaluga Province, Russian Federation. State Scientific Centre, Institute of Physics and Power Engineering, Bondarenko Square 1, Obninsk 249020, Kaluga Province, Russian Federation

Abstract: The Wien Automatic System Planning Package (WASP) is used for the development of an optimal capacity expansion plan in Russia. The object of the WASP study is the Central power pool, which is the largest power pool in Russia and has an essential share of nuclear power in electricity generation. The object of the study is to assess the long-term competitiveness of nuclear power in the region. A regional optimal capacity expansion plan developed with WASP shows that nuclear power can retain its role as one of the major electricity generation sources in the region. The most important factor with a positive effect upon the competitiveness of nuclear power plants is the projected escalation of the prices of fossil fuels.

Keywords: energy planning; optimisation; nuclear power; Russia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGEI.1999.000828

International Journal of Global Energy Issues, 1999 Vol.12 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.244-256

Published online: 24 Jul 2003 *

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