Nuclear Industry Looking to New Reactors to Expand Output
The U.S. nuclear industry is now looking to almost double its output over the next 30 years as older reactors retire, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the industry’s trade association.
Utility members of the institute estimate that they could add 90 gigawatts of nuclear power to the U.S. grid. The bulk of this power is set to come online by 2050. Such power capacity translates to around 300 new small modular reactors, Maria Korsnick, president and chief executive officer of the institute, told The Associated Press.
“We have the innovation, we have the capability, we have the American ingenuity,” she said. “There’s no reason that we shouldn’t be able to bring these products to market.”…
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