Non-traditional, smaller-scale reactors key to Canada’s energy future
Posted on March 31, 2021 | Atlantic Business Magazine | 0 Comments
Even though nuclear power isn’t present in all provinces, it still provided 15 per cent of Canada’s energy supply in 2018 (including about 60 per cent of Ontario supply and 33 per cent of New Brunswick supply). Proponents say nuclear Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technology will be a key component of the future energy mix, both nationally and globally.
Per the name, SMRs are basically smaller and cheaper than traditional nuclear plants. The “modular” is where things get really interesting—with easier transport, fewer all-in-one components and many parts designed for standard manufacturing processes and scalable to existing factories.
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