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.  High priority should be given to taking all actions necessary to restore the ITER 1st DT date to 2027, while maintaining the strength of the US domestic fusion program as was the original agreement and plan at the time the US decided to rejoin the ITER negotiations in 2003. (see also US ITER Project Status April 2014)

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