Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 181–183

Criteria for practical fusion power systems: Report from the EPRI fusion panel


  • J. Kaslow
  • M. Brown
  • R. Hirsch
    • Washington OfficeEPRI
  • R. izzo
  • J. McCann
    • Maintenance ManagerConsolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.
  • D. McCloud
    • Nuclear Research Projects DepartmentTennessee Valley Authority
  • B. Muston
  • A. PetersonJr.
  • S. Rosen
  • T. Schneider
    • EPRI
  • P. Skrgic
  • B. Snow

DOI: 10.1007/BF02213958

Cite this article as:
Kaslow, J., Brown, M., Hirsch, R. et al. J Fusion Energ (1994) 13: 181. doi:10.1007/BF02213958


Electric utilities are keenly interested in the promise of fusion: large-scale electricity production anywhere, with virtually no natural resource depletion or environmental pollution. To expedite development of commercially viable fusion systems, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)—the R&D wing of the U.S. electric utility industry—recently convened a panel of top utility R&D managers and executive officers to identify the key criteria that must be met by fusion plants in order to be acceptable to utilities. The panel's findings, summarized in this report, emphasize competitive economics, positive public perception, and regulatory simplicity.

Key Words

Economicspublic acceptanceregulatory simplicity

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