Bibliographic description:Sarkisov, A.A., Smolentsev, D.O., Antipov, S.V., Bilashenko, V.P., Kobrinskiy, Ì.N., Shvedov, P.A. Prospects of Using Nuclear Power Technologies in the Arctic. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2022, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 349-358. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2022-3-349-358. (In Russian).
The transport accessibility of the Northern Sea Route and the compliance of the energy infrastructure with the Russian Arctic pace development are inextricably linked with the use of nuclear power technologies. Over the past decade, the consistent development of the nuclear icebreaker fleet and the creation of low-power nuclear power plants (LNPPs) have been integral measures of state programs for the socio-economic development of the Arctic. The authors consider the economic indicators of promising LNPPs projects. In the conditions of uncertainty of macroeconomic parameters, they choose an approach to assessing economic efficiency and carry out the calculation and comparative analysis of the return on investment of standard projects.
Finance info: The Russian Science Foundation grant supported the study (project No. 20-19-00615 “Research into radio-ecological problems of the Russian Arctic to enhance radiation and ecological safety of humans and the environment in the conditions of intensive use of offshore and coastal nuclear power plants for the advanced development of the region”).
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