Small Modular Reactors

NuScale NRC approval overshadows UAMPS delay

Sep 1, 2020

NuScale’s small modular reactor design has been closely linked with its likely first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), but the regulatory design approval shows...

Regulators tackle SMRs to give them room to grow

Aug 5, 2020

As the commercial use of small modular reactors (SMRs) moves closer, regulators are working to rewrite the rules governing nuclear power plants to avoid suffocating the new technology...

Barakah Unit 2 completed; French auditor calls for guarantees

Jul 21, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Saskatchewan nuclear secretariat to study economic impact of SMRs

Jul 7, 2020

The sparsely-populated Canadian province of Saskatchewan is creating an around five-person secretariat to examine the potential of small modular reactors (SMRs) and the economic impact...

Fusion pioneers say tech will beat many SMRs to market

Jun 23, 2020

Fusion technology, boosted by a jump in private investment, will be commercially viable within the next 10 to 15 years, say scientists and startups working on the fast-developing...

Digital twin projects look to slash nuclear O&M costs

Jun 9, 2020

Nine projects, financed by the U.S. Department of Energy, aim to decimate operations and maintenance (O&M) costs in the next generation of advanced nuclear reactors.

US program seeks two commercially viable advanced reactors

May 27, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) is calling on participants to demonstrate two fully-operational advanced nuclear reactors within five to...

Floating Russian nuclear plant fully commissioned; Indian Point unit shuts down

May 26, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Robots face nuclear challenge in European project

Apr 28, 2020

The project will focus on inspection and maintenance robotics and establish 13 Digital Innovation Hubs across a range of industries with the nuclear element seeking solutions for...

New tech may save waning US nuclear influence

Apr 28, 2020

Strict regulatory limitations, non-proliferation accords, a lack of state financing and low participation have hurt the U.S.’ influence over the global nuclear power industry, but new...