Location: Wean Hall 3701 Conference Room
Speaker: Tony Roulstone
Topic: Engineering factors that drive SMR economics
The United Kingdom is considering whether to build a series of SMRs after the current 16 GW large reactor program to increase the nuclear share of electricity and cut carbon emissions. While SMRs may be easier to finance than their larger cousins they face a strong economic headwind. Initially SMRs will cost more. Tony Roulstone discusses the key factors and numbers which will drive the design of a program of SMR build to achieve competitive economics in the UK. Also, these numbers will be key to changing the prospects of nuclear everywhere.