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EPRI, Nuclear Energy Institute release roadmap for advanced reactor deployment

By District Energy posted 05-16-2023 22:34

  

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Summary

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) jointly released the first phase of their Advanced Reactor Roadmap.

The roadmap, announced at the Nuclear Energy Assembly May 15, outlines a path for the deployment of advanced reactors as part of the clean energy transition.

Advanced nuclear reactors, in many cases known as small modular reactors (SMRs), encompass several designs and are expected to play a role delivering firm, zero-carbon power on a system increasingly led by renewables. Recent assessments of the energy system outlook suggest that over the next 10-20 years, the need to deploy advanced reactors in the United States and Canada will rival, and likely exceed, the scale of the entire existing operating nuclear energy capacity in North America.

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