Nuclear power gets another look in ‘all-of-the-above’ energy approach as climate worries mount

Nuclear energy is increasingly getting another look by federal and state officials seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions and bolster energy security. The industry, which is struggling to grow in the U.S., could increase generating capacity in 2023 if Southern Company’s Vogtle units 3 and 4 come online as expected. A federal zero-emission nuclear power …

NRC Certifies First U.S. Small Modular Reactor Design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued its final rule in the Federal Register to certify NuScale Power’s small modular reactor. The company’s power module becomes the first SMR design certified by the NRC and just the seventh reactor design cleared for use in the United States. The rule takes effects February 21, 2023 and equips the …

Small modular reactors could hold key to electrifying heavy transport: Michigan study

Distributed energy resources, including nuclear, can help affordably reduce emissions associated with heavy-duty vehicles, relative to building traditional grid infrastructure. Distributed solar, energy storage and small modular reactors in particular may hold the key to economically electrifying the heavy transport sector, according to a study supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory. …

S. Korea discusses nuclear power cooperation with Poland, Czech Republic

This photo, provided by South Korea’s state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) Co. on Nov. 11, 2022, shows the Patnow power station in Poland.  (Yonhap) South Korea’s Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang has met with senior officials from Poland and the Czech Republic to discuss ways to enhance cooperation in nuclear power generation and other …

ENEC showcased the success of the Barakah Plant – the largest source of clean electricity in the region at the World Future Energy Summit

 ENEC highlighed Barakah’s significant contribution towards Net Zero by 2050 and efforts to tackle climate change – The Barakah Plant is delivering energy security and powering sustainable economic growth with zero-emission baseload electricity     The Emirates Nuclear Corporation (ENEC) has showcased the critical role of nuclear energy as a global climate change solution at …

French bill on accelerating nuclear new build progresses to Senate

The French Senate has begun discussing a bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. In February last year, President Emmanuel Macron proposed the construction of six new EPR2 reactors, with an option for a further eight EPR2 reactors …

Mochovce 3 in the next stage of commissioning

After all prescribed physical start-up tests have been performed, Slovenské elektrárne continues with the next phase of commissioning of the Mochovce Unit 3 – the power start-up. Earlier in January, Slovenské elektrárne successfully completed the first stage of commissioning of the new nuclear unit, so-called physical start-up. It included dozens of prescribed tests – pressure …

Korean nuclear suppliers team up for export drive

South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) convened a meeting in Seoul with relevant organisations and suppliers to enhance cooperation among members of Team Korea, especially its capacity in nuclear power plant construction. In addition to representatives from MOTIE, the meeting included the CEOs of state-owned enterprises Korea Electric Power Company (Kepco), Korea …