SMRs and the nuclear renaissance: Policy and regulatory issues
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.