In April, EFDA released the final report of the European Fusion Power Plant Conceptual Study (PPCS).

The study examined four plant models, all based on the tokamak concept.

The results for two models suggest that a first commercial fusion power plant, one that would be accessible by a “fast track” route of fusion development, with ITER and the successful qualification of the materials, will be economically acceptable. These models rely on plasma performances marginally better than the design basis of ITER. The results for the other two models illustrate the potential for more advanced power plants. The study also confirms the safety and environmental advantages mentioned in previous studies.

The report is available on the EFDA website with the following path:
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