Economics

Economic costs

The price that Canadians pay for electricity reflects not only the costs of generation of power  in each component of their energy mix – including nuclear, coal, hydroelectric and other power sources – but also the costs of construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of plants, and the cost of raw materials. Residents and policymakers should be aware of nuclear power’s role in the rates Canadians pay.

Economic benefits

The nuclear industry not only generates power, but also becomes central to the economies that employ it – through job creation, skill development, revenue generation, as well as stabilization of prices that other industries depend on for long-term investment.