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Forget Small ... What About Micro Nuclear Energy?

• Undecided with Matt Ferrell

Although nuclear energy is reliable and a sustainable energy source, the nuclear energy debate rages on. It's not considered the go-to solution in the renewable energy transition. Solar, wind, and hydro are getting all the attention. Nuclear reactors are big, expensive, and take a long time to build, but what if we could make them smaller, portable, cheaper, and safer. Small modular reactors are getting a lot of interest with the first versions coming online in China and new locations popping up in Canada. As well as former SpaceX engineers that have made things even smaller … to a micro reactor scale. Could this be the future of nuclear energy?

Correction on NuScale: "A single NuScale Power Module (NPM) provides 77 megawatts electric (MWe), with a 12-module design resulting in a total gross output of 924 MWe."