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An Overview of Brazilian Nuclear Program

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Renata A. Almeida

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Maria de Lourdes Moreira

Nuclear Engineering Institute (IEN), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Paper No. ES2014-6416, pp. V002T03A002; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/ES2014-6416
From:
  • ASME 2014 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability collocated with the ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Volume 2: Economic, Environmental, and Policy Aspects of Alternate Energy; Fuels and Infrastructure, Biofuels and Energy Storage; High Performance Buildings; Solar Buildings, Including Solar Climate Control/Heating/Cooling; Sustainable Cities and Communities, Including Transportation; Thermofluid Analysis of Energy Systems, Including Exergy and Thermoeconomics
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, June 30–July 2, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Advanced Energy Systems Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4587-5
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME

abstract

Human dependence on electricity has increased greatly over the years and, as a result, access to energy resources has become a priority in most countries, both developed and developing. With this expansion comes the need for government involvement in the planning and expansion of energy resources, especially when it comes to nuclear energy. This study presents a review of Brazil’s nuclear power program with the Angra 1 and Angra 2 power plants and the construction of the Angra 3 plant. It examines the Plano Nacional de Energia (National Energy Plan – NEP-2030) which aims, among other objectives, to implement a revised nuclear energy program, including the construction of new power plants in locations yet to be determined throughout the country.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME

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