Small Modular Reactors

SMR heat supply sales hinge on storage, power switching efficiency

Apr 4, 2018

Storage efficiency, power-heat switching capability and infrastructure readiness will be key drivers of advanced reactor deployment in district heating networks, small modular reactor...

US nuclear operator files for bankruptcy protection; Terrestrial signs Idaho SMR agreement

Apr 4, 2018

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Bruce Power to lead SMR work group as Canada builds business case

Mar 21, 2018

Nuclear operator Bruce Power is to co-chair a regulatory readiness working group and expand its knowledge of small modular reactor (SMR) technology as part of the Canadian government...

Rolls-Royce SMR to use on-site 'factories' to hit 60 pounds/MWh

Mar 7, 2018

Rolls Royce has minimized R&D needs to lower first of a kind (FOAK) risks and foresees modular build gains of up to 15% in line with aerospace, shipbuilding experience, David Orr,...

Holtec, Ukraine plan to build SMRs in 2020s; Canada to publish SMR roadmap in the fall

Mar 7, 2018

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

US urged to fast track step-by-step reactor licensing to control costs

Feb 21, 2018

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission should accelerate implementation of an incremental licensing process for non-light water reactors to reduce development risks and curb an exodus...

US extends tax credit for nuclear new build; GE Hitachi joins Holtec SMR project

Feb 21, 2018

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Mini reactor builders eye fleet savings to supply Canada's icy north

Feb 7, 2018

Very small modular reactor (VSMR) developers must maximize economies of series and centralize plant construction and operations to make nuclear power competitive in northern Canada,...

Canada VSMR developers urged to pitch heat advantage in local talks

Feb 7, 2018

Very small modular reactor (VSMR) developers must demonstrate power and heat advantages and plan economic partnerships with local groups to penetrate Northern Canada's remote...

Nuclear cost study captures global learnings as UK targets 30% cuts

Dec 13, 2017

A new study of global nuclear plant costs is seeking to maximize learnings from Asian and Russian construction efficiencies using an evidence-based approach which drove cost reductions...

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