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Task 9 Power Plant Studies

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1 Scope

The scope of work for this task is to perform an inter-comparison of conceptual fusion power plant design studies performed in China, Japan, EU, and USA in order to assess economic performance, safety and environmental features, maintainability, and technical risk associated with Tokamak fusion systems as envisioned today.

2 Progress ( 2014 )

(EU) The new EU fusion roadmap Horizon 2020 has entered into implementation at the beginning of 2014. One of the main objectives is to lay the foundation of a Demonstration Fusion Power Reactor (DEMO) to follow ITER, with the capability of generating several hundred MW of net electricity to the grid and operating with a closed fuel-cycle by 2050.EU is also involved in DEMO Design Activities with Japan, as part of the Broader Approach, and a number of design options are being explored, and underlying R&D issues are commonly addressed.

(China) The three-year conceptual design activity of Chinese Fusion Engineering Testing Reactor (CFETR) supported by China National Magnetic Confinement Fusion Science Program (Grant No.:2011GB114000) finished this year. Fusion Development Strategy Workshop were held by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) to discuss key issues and challenges in fusion energy R&D.

(Japan) In past several years, fusion reactor study in Japan has placed major emphasis on DEMO, which has been mainly conducted in the framework of the DEMO design activity under the Broader Approach.

(US) The ARIES ACT (advanced / conservative tokamak) study was completed in early 2014, and the 3 year Fusion Nuclear Science Facility (FNSF) activity has begun in 2014.

3 Future Plane ( 2015 )

The study of China fusion demonstration power plant (C-DEMO) will continue and probably expand, key physics and technology prerequisites for C-DEMO should be clarified, and the most urgent technical issues needed to be solved should be identified.

Finalize a fusion development roadmap by sufficient and extensive discussion involving all fusion related institutions in China.

Propose a in-depth comprehensive design and re-evaluation activity of a Gas Dynamic Trap fusion neutron source for fusion materials testing and other applications jointly in domestic or even internationally.

4 Experts

9 C Fusion Power Plant Studies






Yican WU


G. Federici


Kenji Tobita


Jongsik CHEONG


Andrej Borisov


Chuck Kessel



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