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01.05.19

Small modular reactors – a Canadian perspective

Natural Resources Canada recently partnered with the Canadian Nuclear Association and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd to produce a roadmap towards the development of SMRs across Canada. They have developed some useful stakeholder materials as a result which you can find here. Produced in collaboration with a number of Canadian nuclear companies it provides a useful guide to the benefits of a domestic SMR programme and a possible roadmap to achieving it.

Alongside that is a publication from 2018 on the funding options for UK SMRs from the Expert Finance Working Group – a committee that reported to the Government and led by Fiona Reilly.

Together these provide a strong argument for governments to support SMR plans that will enable a continuing nuclear programme that both makes the most of innovation and cost effectiveness and delivers a continuing low carbon source of energy at our time of greatest need to ensure this.