1. A 2.5GWth nuclear power plant operates at a high temperature of 570°K. In the winter the average low temperature at which it dumps waste heat is 268°K; in the summer it’s 295°K. Determine the thermodynamic efficiency of the plant in each season, and then derive from it the maximum possible electric power output. 2. e = 1 – Tc/Th Tc = Low Temperature Th = High Temperature 3. Winter = 1 – (268/570) = 0.53 = 53% Summer = 1 – (295/570) = 0.48 = 48% The maximum possible electric output = ???