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Task 7 Socio-Economic Aspects of Fusion Power

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1 Scope

Socio-economic of fusion energy focuses on the economic assessment of future power plants. Co-operative activities aim to develop better understanding of the issues and improved models and assessment, in the areas of system codes, externalities, economic valuation, social acceptance, comparison of fusion with other energy sources.

2 Progress ( 2014 )

Task 7 video meeting was held on 24th Sept. 2014 to further enhance the collaboration.

(China) System Analysis Program for Parameter Optimization and Economic Assessment of Fusion Reactor (SYSCODE) benchmarked with International Systems Code Benchmark for DEMO (IAEA), with which the preliminary economic assessment of FDS-MFX and CFETR has been conducted.

(EU) 5 year Projects (2014-2018) of fusion research in Europe socio-economic studies was launched with the leader of David Ward.

(Japan) Social acceptance and outreach activity was led by the University of Tokyo, and environmental study by Kyushu University and Kyoto University. Japan participated in the Proliferation meeting lead by IAEA. Energy scenario study toward 2100 was investigated by Kyoto University, including biomass-fusion hybrid and fuel production.

(US) Chapters on fusion in various high-profile energy assessments were contributed in US, including one by IIASA and a book by World Scientific. The proliferation advantages of safeguarded magnetic fusion power plants relative to fission power plants have been evaluated, demonstrating the potential role that fusion can play in the world electrical energy market.

3 Future Plane ( 2015 )

(China) Economic Assessment and analysis of C-DEMO. Economic Assessment of a Long Pulsed Fusion Reactor. Wish to attend more benchmark works comparing with other system codes like PROCESS.

(EU) Possible IEA Collaborations, Sharing information on cost databases, algorithms, ITER costs. Energy projections for China, a key role in energy scenarios. IEA Task 7 Website, Link from IEA web site, Technology Agreements, ESEFP Describe programmes and collaborations and include some results. Link out to programmes, publications etc.

(US) 2015 plan based on 2014 IPCC reports: The projected growing for non-carbon-emitting electricity production through the 21st century, The climate impacts of failing to fill the remaining gap.

4 Experts

7 C Socio-Economic Aspects of Fusion Power






Jieqiong JIANG


David Ward


Satoshi Konishi


Bong Guen HONG


Mikhail Subbotin


 Rob Goldston


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