This study examines the financial risks involved in investing in a new nuclear power plant, how these can be mitigated, and how projects can be structured so that residual risks are taken by those best able to manage them. Given that expansion of nuclear power programmes will require strong and sustained government support, the study highlights the role of governments in facilitating and encouraging investment in new nuclear generating capacity.
|Historical perspectives and experience|
|The major challenges to financing new nuclear power plants|
|Structuring and financing nuclear projects|
|The role of governments and other public bodies|
|Conclusions and recommendations|
|Appendix 1. Background on financing NPPs in selected countries|
|Appendix 2. List of expert group members|