SMR Start is a new organization of potential customers and vendors investing in the development of advanced modular nuclear reactors (SMRs). It was formed to get SMRs over the initial market humps that plague all new technologies by using proven public-private partnerships that have succeeded with other technologies like renewables. Because of their small size, 300 MW or less, SMRs are economic, factory built and shippable, flexible enough to desalinate, refine oil, load-follow wind, produce hydrogen and provide something we’ve all been waiting for – a reactor that cannot meltdown. SMR Start’s goal is to ensure that SMRs are a cost-competitive option in the future, with the first units operating by the mid-2020s.
Forbes 16th Feb 2017 read more »