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Valuación económica de proyectos energéticos mediante opciones reales: el caso de energía nuclear en México

  • Francisco Álvarez Echeverría


    (Profesor de la División de Estudios de Posgrado de la Facultad de Ingeniería, UNAM.)

  • Pablo López Sarabia


    (Área de Estudios Económicos de Banamex)

  • Francisco Venegas-Martínez


    (Escuela Superior de Economía, Instituto Politécnico Nacional.)

This paper, based on the methodology of real options, compares the financial viability of various technologies for generating electricity. It is shown that the generation of electricity from nuclear plants is economically and environmentally more attractive than other renewable and clean energy. It is also emphasized that a viable alternative for Mexico to reach energy independence in the medium and long term could be electricity generation with nuclear power plants in order to mitigate the extreme price volatility of fossil fuels from jumps in demand and the depletion of shallow-water fields.

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Article provided by Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Facultad de Economia in its journal Ensayos Revista de Economia.

Volume (Year): XXXI (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 75-98

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Handle: RePEc:ere:journl:v:xxxi:y:2012:i:1:p:75-98
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