SMRs and the nuclear renaissance: Policy and regulatory issues

Feb 22, 2023
W202A, Second Level
Nuclear's Small Revolution

Small modular reactors (SMR) are flexible, enabling grids to have hybrids of nuclear, renewables and storage. They also may be suitable for emerging economies, remote communities, as a replacement for coal or in process applications including green hydrogen.

Although the SMR initial cost is low, their economic viability once deployed is yet to be determined. This discussion will highlight policy initiatives and other regulatory efforts needed to make SMRs more competitive.

Gorur Srinivasan, Last three positions before retiring. (1) Director (projects), Nuclear power Corporation of India, (2) Vice-Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board of India (3) Advisor, nuclear Power Business, GMR - EX Nuclear Power Corporation Of India