UK SMALL MODULAR REACTORS (SMRs)
A NATIONAL ENDEAVOUR
JUST ONE SMALL NUCLEAR PLANT
CAN POWER 62,857 ELECTRIC CARS
BRITISH SMALL NUCLEAR PLANTS CAN DELIVER LOW COST, LOW CARBON ELECTRICITY – REPORT ISSUED TODAY
British consumers could benefit from lower cost electricity if the Government was to back an SMR programme for the UK, according to a new report issued today by Rolls-Royce and its partners in a UK Small Modular Reactor (SMR) consortium. Read and download the report today.
FROM UK NUCLEAR SMR
UK industry has a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide secure, reliable and affordable power for decades to come…
Enough power to supply a city the size of Leeds, charge 88 million smartphones, light 40 million light bulbs, run…
Whilst SMR energy is low carbon, it must also be affordable. Clearly, SMR power station providers need to answer the…
A UK SMR programme would support all 10 ‘pillars’ of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and assist in sustaining the skills…
UK Small Modular Reactors (SMR)
Nuclear power plants based on small modular reactors (SMR) technology offer a convincing alternative to the uncertainties of the large nuclear new build programme. For a relatively small investment outlay, SMRs avoid the complex challenges associated with nuclear mega-projects that require tens of billions of pounds of Government-backed investment to progress.
A UK SMR programme is a national endeavour that by 2030 could represent a significant element in the reinvigoration of the nuclear sector and help the UK become a vibrant, world-leading nuclear nation. The programme will bring together the essential players including research bodies, academia, regulators, skills network, industry and Government to tackle the challenges and exploit the opportunities that lie ahead.