Agoria's Energy Technology Club welcomes NUSCALE in this exclusive webinar on 'New perspectives for smart nuclear technology' on March 17th. NUSCALE is one of the pioneers in the fascinating world of SMR’s, Small Modular Reactors, to present their technology and to show how it fits into a transition from a carbon based energy-intensive economy into an economy with lower fossil fuel import dependence.
Nuclear energy production is often seen by governments or laymen as an energy source of the past, with high costs for waste management, nuclear safety issues, unaffordable investment schemes etc. Nothing is more wrong than these claims when looking at them in a broader perspective.
Indeed, nuclear technology requires a certain level of education and technology skills. That is why the level of nuclear development is often seen as a parameter of a country’s global development level.
However, increased short term investment policies, distortion of free competition - think on subsidies for other than nuclear low carbon technology -, embargo’s against nuclear power or priorities in favor of non-dispatchable electricity generation, make it harder for nuclear to find its deserved place in the energy mix. Except for countries where the needs for power are more important than the (political choices of the) technology.
Despite these hurdles, nuclear technology, equally to all other technologies, has seen tremendous new developments over the last decades, to tackle weaknesses and face the challenges of a more complex and chaotic electricity generation market. The number of countries launching nuclear electricity programs has never been so high before. Countries in the Middle east, Asia and several African countries hope that one day nuclear reactors can play a substantial role in their needs for massive, safe, and reliable electricity generation to develop their economies.
That’s where players like NUSCALE enter the market with reactors that allow to spread investments over time, and to build up generation capacities in a progressive way. The reactors are smaller in size, and mainly factory assembled. They can produce electricity, but also heat for processes and fit into an energy system with variable load requirements and functions, e.g. by switching from electricity to the grid, to storable products like hydrogen or desalinated water.
Agoria Energy Technology Club welcomes NUSCALE in this exclusive webinar. NUSCALE is one of the pioneers in the fascinating world of SMR’s, Small Modular Reactors, to present their technology and to show how it fits into a transition from a carbon based energy-intensive economy into an economy with lower fossil fuel import dependence.
- Our speaker for the webinar is Scott Rasmussen, Director of Sales at NUSCALE.
Wednesday 17 March 2021, 15:00 - 16:00