Small Modular Reactors

US Committee prioritizes advanced reactors; Southern, X-energy win DoE funds

Jan 25, 2016

Nuclear power news you need to know

US funding package supports rising SMR activity

Jan 12, 2016

New US legislation has increased funding for Small Modular Reactor licensing and signals strong support for advanced reactor technology in the shift to low carbon generation.

UK hikes SMR funding to accelerate first reactor selection

Dec 6, 2015

The UK government's decision to raise nuclear R&D spending and launch a Small Modular Reactor competition propels the UK towards the first Generic Design Assessment from...

Areva to supply SMR fuel; US’ Vogtle gains permit; China eyes 110 reactors

Dec 6, 2015

Nuclear power news you need to know.

UK SMR design filings must focus on back-up systems, spent fuel to curb approval costs

Nov 20, 2015

Significant UK licencing challenges remain for Small Modular Reactor developers as the lower output capacities of modular-built units will offer limited scope for streamlining the...

NuScale targets SMR cost below $90/MWh on wider deployment

Nov 3, 2015

US Small Modular Reactor developer NuScale aims to use advanced manufacturing techniques, savings on facility costs and economies of scale to lower the Levelized Cost of Electricity of...

NuScale Outlines Multiple Applications of Low Cost SMR Plants

Aug 27, 2015

Nuclear Energy Insider attended an industry briefing at NuScale’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) test site in Oregon and witnessed major interest from politicians and financers in what is...

NRC responds on SMRs; UN backs Iran deal; Russia, Saudi Arabia sign accord

Aug 21, 2015

NRC revises emergency rules for Small Reactors

New plant siting guidelines respond to growing SMR demand

Jul 21, 2015

The Electric Power Research Institute has published new siting guidelines for nuclear plants which include specific recommendations for the growing Small Modular Reactor market and...