Canada is positioning itself up to be a leader in a new age of nuclear power by exploring the use of small modular reactors (SMR). “It’s the next wave of innovation. It’s the future of the Canadian nuclear sector,” according to Diane Cameron, director of the Nuclear Energy Division at Natural Resources Canada. The federal government has been interested in SMR technology for a few years, says Cameron, but recently it spent months doing cross-country consultations with power utilities, communities and others, and published a roadmap of a potential development plan.
CBC 25th June 2019 read more »
In partnership with interested provinces, territories and power utilities, Natural Resources Canada has convened a roadmap to engage stakeholders on the future of small modular reactors in Canada. Through a series of expert working groups, and workshops held across Canada, the roadmap has gathered feedback on the direction for the possible development and deployment of SMRs in Canada.
SMR Roadmap (accessed) 27th June 2019 read more »
Republican senators and conservative energy advocates are demanding that the nuclear energy agency up its game to make small nuclear reactors a reality, or risk them not getting off the ground at all.
Washington Examiner 26th June 2019 read more »