Full Title: Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) for Net Zero
Author(s): Nuclear Energy Agency
Publisher(s): Nuclear Energy Agency
Publication Date: December 4, 2023
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This report from the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) discusses nuclear small modular reactors (SMRs) and their potential to reinvent nuclear energy. SMRs are expected to have an essential and increasingly important role to play in supporting net zero targets, particularly for hard-to-abate industrial sectors. There are a number of potential benefits to SMRs, ranging from enhanced and passive safety systems to more attractive financing options due to reduced construction schedules, fewer components and smaller plant footprints. The first SMRs are expected to be built this decade, followed by accelerated deployment around the world in the 2030s.