Heading into the Future: City of Nome Explores Sustainable Energy with Nuclear Microreactors

As Nome stands on the precipice of significant economic transformation, with plans for a massive port expansion already underway, the community is faced with another pivotal decision— whether or not to embrace nuclear microreactors as a part of its future energy strategy. While these projects promise economic growth and opportunities, they also bring challenges and …

Linglong One DCS Cabinet Installed in a Hainan-based Nuclear Power Plant

The first DCS (digital control system) cabinet for nuclear reactors was formally installed and put into a trial operation at the Linglong One reactor, a multiple-purpose modular small reactor demonstration project invested and controlled by China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (CNNP), a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), in Changjiang of South China’s …

U.S. Department of Energy Surpasses $1 Billion in Support to U.S. Colleges and Universities to Advance Nuclear Science and Technology

Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Dr. Kathryn Huff.   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced more than $59 million to 25 U.S. colleges and universities, two national laboratories, and one industry organization to support nuclear energy research and development and provide access to world-class research facilities. With these awards, DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy …

Youngkin adds more ratepayer protection to small modular reactor bills

Consumer advocates still have cost concerns, though. The General Assembly will take another look at legislation that would allow the state’s two biggest electric utility companies to request ratepayer funds to cover costs of early development for small modular nuclear reactors. SMRs are well-described by their name. They’re smaller than a traditional reactor — those …

South African nuclear company enters partnership to develop HTMR-100 SMR

Koya Capital will seek funding for Stratek Global, a South African nuclear design company. South African nuclear company Stratek Global and technology consultancy Koya Capital have entered into a partnership to secure the financing and construction of a R9bn ($480m) first-of-a-kind reactor in South Africa. The new HTMR-100 reactor, being developed in Pretoria, produces 100MW of …

Steady Energy taps TVO nuclear expertise

Steady Energy – Finnish developer of the LDR-50 small modular reactor – has signed a collaboration agreement with TVO Nuclear Services related to the development of a nuclear heating plant, initially focusing on the planning of the nuclear facility’s operation and safety. TVO Nuclear Services (TVONS) is a consulting company wholly owned by Finnish utility …

Risch, Warner Launch Advanced Nuclear Caucus

Senator Jim Risch(R-Idaho) U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) today announced the launch of the Senate Advanced Nuclear Caucus. The Senate Advanced Nuclear Caucus will amplify the critical role nuclear energy plays in the United States, explore emerging nuclear technologies, and promote the goals and priorities of the U.S. nuclear industry. “America must maintain its leadership in nuclear energy development. From lighting the first nuclear powered lightbulb to groundbreaking advanced reactor …

Large holding company seeks to build nuclear power plant in Butte

 A large holding company is looking to build in Butte, and their plans include utilizing nuclear energy. At Wednesday night’s Council Of Commissioners meeting, the head of XGen informed the local legislative body of their intentions to relocate here from Florida. XGen has the backing of Westinghouse and is seeking to build a nuclear power …