Fuel cycle economics

Fuel cycle economics evaluates costs related to the nuclear fuel cycle. This includes uranium, its conversion and enrichment, fuel fabrication, spent fuel, high-level waste disposal and transport.

Chart - Typical nuclear electricity generation cost breakdown
NEA work on this topic

The Working Party on Nuclear Energy Economics (WPNE) was formed in 2007 and is made up of representatives from 12 NEA member countries and international organisation observers. Formed by the Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC), the WPNE's general objective is to collect and compile information and conduct analyses and assessments on all economic aspects of nuclear energy.