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Holtec Nuclear for Faster and Cheaper Upgrade of Existing Coal Plants

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The needed enthalpy boost can be modified to support the continued operation of any plant's turbogenerator, and in most cases would not require any external energy input. A provisional patent application has been filed for this innovation which opens the pathway to repurpose any coal-fired plant by replacing its coal-fired boiler with clean steam from the SMR-160 plant. Thousands of coal-burning plants around the world presently consigned to premature decommissioning can instead be re-purposed as productive clean energy generating assets. Significantly, this approach preserves the jobs associated with the operation and maintenance of the existing plant's turbogenerator and downstream systems, while creating new, high-paying jobs associated with the SMR-160 nuclear power plant.