The Nuclear Industry Association has today welcomed the Energy Technologies Institute report looking at the deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) by 2030. Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said: “This report highlights the important steps needed to be completed if we are to see the deployment of SMRs in a timescale to help secure the UK’s energy supplies and achieve climate change objectives. “This shows the potential of small nuclear as a complementary technology to large-scale new nuclear. Not only will it help secure the UK’s low carbon energy, but with its possible application to combined heat and power could also contribute to the decarbonisation of heat as well as the electricity mix. “For the potential of SMRs to be realised, we need Government policy to provide confidence for investors and we look forward to the release of its SMR roadmap later this year to provide this clarity and policy direction.”
Scottish Energy News 29th Sept 2016 read more »
Energy Technologies Institute argues small modular reactors capable of delivering clean power and heat could be in place by 2030 if the right policy framework is put in place.
Business Green 29th Sept 2016 read more »
Mini nuclear reactors could be up and running in the UK by 2030 if work gets underway soon and should be designed so that they can provide heat as well as electricity, according to a new report. The Government has backed the development of small modular reactors (SMRs), which can be mass-produced in factories, and has previously said the first SMR could be built in UK in the 2020s. It is in the early stages of a competition to choose a design.
Telegraph 29th Sept 2016 read more »