If you have been following our posts, you know that we advocate nuclear as one of the solutions for decarbonizing the grid. One of the most important reasons is speed. New SMRs can be mass produced in factories and shipped to site. The ideal locations would be the sites of old “retired” fossil fuel plants, where the new generator can use the already existing transmission infrastructure.

A very interesting development to this end as in the news this morning: https://energycentral.com/news/shi-speeds-development-nuclear-power-plant-sea?utm_medium=eNL&utm_campaign=DAILY_NEWS&utm_content=0&utm_source=2023_01_09

Samsung Heavy Industries is developing SMR on barges that can be rapidly built and shipped to site. Power generation will range from 200 to 800 MW. One of the most important quotes from the article “It takes only about two years to build and costs less.”

If you are interested in SMR nuclear, please join us on Feb. 15th when we will be interviewing an executive of Nuscale. Go to the events on the Exergy Energy LinkedIn page.