Here, according to energy news agency Platts, is Ed Cummins, vice president of regulatory affairs and standardization for Westinghouse, on the topic of the cost of building one of his company’s reactors…

At a conference in late June at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Cummins stated the cost of building a Westinghouse 1,154-MW AP1000 reactor to be around ‘$3,000-plus’ per installed kilowatt.

However, the estimated cost of building two of the reactors at the Turkey Point nuclear site in Florida is between $6,000 and $8,000 per kW. Those figures, said Cummins, ‘are also correct. They have transmission, inflation, [and cost of project financing] in their definition of cost. So it’s difficult to have an intelligent conversation about costs.’

So it´s difficult to have an intelligent conversation about costs?

Don’t look at us, we didn’t say it.