by James C. Sherlock
Westinghouse, whose flagship AP1000 nuclear reactor is the American entry into the international market for large nuclear power plants, today announced a new reactor, called the AP300, which it claims will be available in 2027.
It will generate about a third of the power of the AP1000 reactor.
It is targeted at about $1 billion per delivered plant, well below the $6 billion plus for an AP1000 plant.
All of the technologies are already licensed by the NRC.