Thanks for the explanation.
I agree with you about the need for distributed power sources. But maybe there would still be situations where such a large amount of power would make sense if it was feasible and economical. Aluminum smelters already have their own GW power stations.
The financing issues for fission reactors may be related to the problems of long term storage of large amounts of waste. Unfortunately too many people may simply have the idea that "nuclear" means bad.
The real irony is how much money is spent on research into better ways to kill other people, and in actually doing so.