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SMRs


U.S. Begins Quest for a Lunar Nuclear Reactor

What will it realistically take to ready a fission surface power system (FSP)—a small (maybe modular) nuclear reactor—for deployment on the moon by 2027? That’s essentially what Battelle Energy Alliance…


The Quest for Next-Generation Nuclear Fuels

In Part 1 of this series, published in the March 2020 issue, POWER explored how existing reactors may leverage advances in nuclear fuel to boost power generation safety and economics.…


Energy Northwest Study Makes a Case for SMRs in Future Power Mix

Deep decarbonization of the U.S. Northwest can be achieved at “manageable” costs by 2045, but only if utility agency Energy Northwest secures zero-emitting firm capacity, such as by relicensing Columbia…


China Starts Up First Nuclear Cogeneration Project—at AP1000 Plant

China has started up its first commercial nuclear cogeneration system, using two newly operational AP1000 reactors at the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant to heat 700,000 square meters of housing.  Shandong…


Bipartisan Senators Move to Cement Nuclear Power’s Future

A wide-ranging bill introduced by a large group of bipartisan U.S. senators on March 27 seeks to cement the role advanced nuclear reactors will play in the nation’s future power…