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The NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard: Second Edition

The NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard: Second Edition

Full Title: The NEA Small Modular Reactor Dashboard: Second Edition
Author(s): Nuclear Energy Agency
Publisher(s): Nuclear Energy Agency
Publication Date: January 7, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are technologies capable of harnessing the energy from nuclear fission reactions to produce heat and electricity with power outputs typically smaller than 300 MWe, with some as small as 1-10 MWe. SMRs are designed for modular manufacturing, factory production, portability and scalability. They also come in a variety of configurations and temperature ranges to create heat that can be used directly, or to generate electricity to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors. The combination of these innovations presents additional potential benefits in terms of safety, operational and deployment flexibility, economics, as well as potentially spent fuel and waste
The second edition of the NEA SMR Dashboard provides a comprehensive assessment of the progress made by SMR designers and companies worldwide. Looking beyond technical feasibility, the NEA SMR Dashboard assesses progress towards first-of-a-kind commercial deployment across six dimensions: licensing, siting, financing, supply chain, engagement and fuel. The NEA SMR Dashboard reveals substantial progress towards SMR deployment and commercialization in NEA and non-NEA member countries, with a subset of designs in more advanced stages of commercialization and deployment.

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