David Macaulay, Luke Morrison, Sharon Singh and Dayo Ogunyemi write in the Daily Oil Bulletin and JWN Energy on small modular reactors (SMR) gaining traction due to their size, design and the potential to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
They say, "Using small scale nuclear power in the oil sands has been discussed for over a decade. But today, the technology is already in use and more is expected. In December 2021, China connected the world's first SMR to a power grid with a 200-megawatt unit. In the United States, the Department of Energy is supporting the construction of a SMR power plant in Idaho. Other announcements on advancing the technology have been made around the world."
Read about the benefits and opportunities, as well as obstacles and challenges in the full insight, Small Modular Reactors: A Key Component to a Low Carbon Future?