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Research and Development


‘What’s Next’ for Siemens Energy?

Everyone in the power industry is familiar with Siemens Energy. Its technology is behind about one-sixth of the world’s power generation, and even a larger portion than that in the…



Decarbonizing the Power Grid with Hydrogen and Advanced Technology

Many leaders around the world are focused on decarbonizing their countries’ energy supplies. For most, that means adding renewable energy resources to their electricity mix, and developing a path aimed…


Urgency Ramping Up to Commercialize Nuclear Accident Tolerant Fuels by 2025

Marking another milestone in an industry-led accelerated quest to commercialize accident tolerant fuels (ATF), nuclear fuel test rods containing Westinghouse’s EnCore technologies that completed their inaugural cycle at Exelon’s Byron…


The Solar and Wind Power Cost-Value Conundrum

The costs for wind and solar power generating systems have decreased dramatically over the past decade. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global weighted-average levelized cost of…


Progress on Kairos Power’s Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstration Project

Leaders in Tennessee and officials from Kairos Power announced last week that a privately funded project to establish a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak…


Illinois University Seeking NRC License to Build Nuclear Microreactor

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has formally kicked off a pioneering project to partly re-power its 85-MW Abbott cogeneration plant with an Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. (USNC) Micro…