OPG expects nuclear construction on first SMR to begin in 2025

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) expects nuclear construction work on its first small modular reactor (SMR) to begin in 2025, according to filings submitted to Canadian regulators. The provincial utility is planning to build a total of four SMRs at the Darlington nuclear site and would use  GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 reactor technology. The four units once deployed would produce a …

Barrasso Bill to Ban Russian Uranium to Become Law

Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), spoke on the Senate Floor about his legislation to ban the import of Russian uranium. The legislation, which recently passed the Senate with unanimous support, now heads to the White House to become law. Reclaiming American nuclear energy is …

Bill Gates To Be In Kemmerer For Groundbreaking Of TerraPower’s Nuclear Plant

Billionaire Bill Gates plans to visit Kemmerer next month for the groundbreaking ceremony of TerraPower’s nuclear reactor project, the company’s president said Wednesday. Gates has spent more than $1 billion of his own money on the project so far. Billionaire Bill Gates, who is among the richest people in the world, plans to visit Kemmerer …

Authorisation issued for Flamanville EPR commissioning

France’s nuclear regulator has authorised the commissioning of the Flamanville EPR reactor, which has a summer 2024 target for connection to the grid. The authorisation from the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) means EDF can now load nuclear fuel into the reactor and carry out start-up tests and then operation of the reactor. The decision follows a …

WEC panelists welcome growth in support for nuclear power

The public and political perception of nuclear energy has significantly improved over the past few years, speakers agreed in a panel session during the recent World Energy Congress 2024. “The fact that we’re having this panel here at WEC is really a testament to the growing interest in nuclear,” session moderator John Gorman, president and CEO …

A Century-Old Company The Government Owns Wants To Solve A Big Energy Problem

The Biden administration wants the United States to triple the global supply of nuclear power, with American-designed reactors running on fuel enriched in the West. The goal: Usurp Russia’s near monopoly on atomic energy exports, and keep China from gaining control of yet another green energy industry. But there’s one big problem: The U.S. isn’t …

Alberta, Saskatchewan to cooperate on nuclear energy

The governments of the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance the development of nuclear power generation in support of both provinces’ need for affordable, reliable and sustainable electricity grids by 2050. The MoU will support collaboration and information sharing on key areas of nuclear power generation, including …

Ban on Russian uranium helps US build nuclear fuel capacity, official says

The U.S. has been preparing since 2022 for the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin would stop selling it nuclear power fuel, and a pending ban on Russian imports will help boost domestic capacity to process uranium fuel, the outgoing top nuclear energy official told Reuters. The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that bans the imports …