Nuclear power stations will create 6,000 UK ‘levelling up’ jobs by 2025 and 40,000 in 15 years in a boost to green economic recovery

The UK SMR consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, has announced it expects to create 6,000 regional UK jobs within the next five years, if the UK Government makes a clear commitment that enables a fleet of 16 small modular reactor (SMR) power stations to be built over the next 20 years. The power stations will help …

Idaho Falls endorses SMR project

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Idaho Falls has reaffirmed its commitment to the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project and the development of other reliable, carbon-free nuclear power generation. The City Council last night voted to support the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) and reaffirmed Idaho Falls Power’s support for the CFPP as it enters the next phase …

Small Reactors, Great Potential

Hearing the words ‘nuclear power’ usually conjures up images of huge power plants and cooling towers, but with small modular reactors (SMRs) and microreactors (MRs) starting to become a reality, the face and reach of nuclear power is changing. “SMRs and MRs provide low carbon energy like large nuclear reactors do, but they are smaller, …

Floating nuclear power plant covers over 50% of electric energy demand in Chukotka

Floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) “Akademic Lomonosov” operated by Rosenergoatom (Electric Energy Division of Rosatom) currently covers over 50% of electric energy demand in the Chukotka Autonomous Region, Kirill Klimenko, representative of Rosenergoatom’s Department for FNPP Construction and Operation, told IAA PortNews. He reminded that FNPP was put into operation on 22 May 2020 with …

Canadian government invests in SMR technology

The Canadian government is investing CAD20 million (USD15 million) of federal funds to accelerate development of Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) power plant. Small modular reactors (SMRs) are expected to play a key role in the country’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and in providing economic benefits as it …

Micro modular reactors proposed for Idaho and Illinois

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) is proposing to deploy its Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) at sites in Idaho and Illinois by 2026 through partnerships with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). The proposals are part of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, which aims to accelerate …

Bruce Power to help explore use of eVinci in Canada

Bruce Power and Westinghouse Electric Company have agreed to pursue applications of Westinghouse’s eVinci micro reactor programme within Canada. The companies said the agreement supports efforts by the federal and provincial governments to study applications for nuclear technology to reach their goal of a Net Zero Canada by 2050. Over the next year, the work …

Bill Gates-backed nuclear fusion pioneer: ‘We can fill the gaps left by wind and solar’

Scalable plants of around 200MW could take on the toughest decarbonisation challeges – but not until 2040 or so, says CFS chief executive Nuclear fusion can “fill the gaps” left by wind and solar by safely and cost-competitively cracking the toughest challenges facing global decarbonisation – albeit not until the 2040s –the boss of a …

Koeberg celebrates a key milestone with arrival of the Steam Generators

The first of Koeberg nuclear power station’s long-awaited six new replacement steam generators arrived at the plant yesterday. This is a culmination of exceptional teamwork and collaboration, heralding a key milestone for Africa’s only nuclear power station. The steam generators weigh approximately 380 tons each and are about 20 metres long, and the first three …