US ITER Funding Profiles 2014

The funding profile for the US ITER Project has changed as the project has matured.  Four major factors driving changes are: 1. Downward pressure on US ITER budget, 2. Extended risk exposure increasing requirements for contingency funds, 3. Delay of 3-4 years at IO with our estimate of ~ $1B increase in IO cost, and 4. Reduced buying power due to operations cost included under US ITER budget ceiling.  The ITER 1st DT date should not be delayed to 2034, more than 10 years later than the 1st DT date of 2021 anticipated at the time the ITER agreement was signed in 2006(USIPO).  (see also US ITER) Project Status April 2014)
"The figure above illustrates the gravity of the problem that threatens the US Fusion program. The failure to have a cost and schedule for the US ITER program, despite being 10 years into the project and having spent over $1B by the end of FY2016, can no longer be tolerated and must be corrected." (Editorial comment May 11, 2016).

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  December 18, 2008
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Background Information and Reviews of the U. S. and World Fusion Program

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