The NuTERA framework bridges the technical, economic and risk gaps in the current and Advanced Nuclear technologies (ANT). HYPER-ION was developed under to the NuTERA framework to support Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) design, evaluation, optimisation and aid the decision-making process.
The technical code enables technical design evaluation of an NPP on areas of component and cycle design, Design Point (DP) and Off-Design Point (ODP) performance, part power and load-following operations.
The economic code calculates the component costs and the baseline economic evaluation, whilst the risk code quantifies the performance, operational, financial and design impact risks.
The aim is to ensure that the design that provides the lowest Levelised Cost of Electricity and Services (LCOE&S) is chosen and optimised to yield the performance and capacity requirements.