Czech energy group ČEZ will develop small modular nuclear reactors in cooperation with the American company NuScale, in order to meet a growing demand for carbon-free energy. Small modular reactors offer a lower initial capital investment, greater scalability, and siting flexibility for locations unable to accommodate more traditional larger reactors. “We have a long-term orientation on new solutions and technologies,” said Daniel Beneš, CEO of ČEZ. “Our technical-engineering company UJV Rez is already researching small modular reactors, which represent an important future alternative that cannot be ignored,” he said. ČEZ operates six commercial reactors at the Dukovany and Temelín power plants, which produce approximately one-third of all electricity in the Czech Republic.
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