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NEA launches SMR Dashboard to track small nuclear reactor development

By District Energy posted 03-20-2023 12:52


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Small modular reactors (SMRs) have the potential to reshape the energy market and help the world reach net zero emissions by 2050, but also contribute to staying at net zero beyond mid-century. To help policymakers around the globe understand and take advantage of this innovative nuclear power technology, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has launched the SMR Dashboard, which tracks progress in the development and commercialization of SMRs.

Small modular nuclear reactors can support decarbonization by replacing fossil fuels in electricity generation and heat and power cogeneration for heavy industries and district heating, as well as off-grid diesel generators for mining and industry. It can also enable large-scale water treatment and desalination to produce clean potable water, according to a statement from NEA. The agency operates within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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