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Tuesday
Jun082010

Hyperion Power Generation (Mini Nuke) Update

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Get the facts and avoid the hype in this unique workshop on Small, Modular, and Mini Power Reactors. There's more to this market than old light water technology!

The Symposium will address:

New information on the designs and applications of small, modular, and mini nuclear power reactors

Exclusive!  Introduction to the new class of reactors known as Mini Power Reactors
Special Presentation on the ANS President's Committee report on generic issues for SMRs


Advantages of the new non-light water reactor technologies

A training symposium that will describe technical designs and operations

Perspectives on the challenges of design approvals by the NRC

Many conferences have been held to discuss the generalities of what Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu describes as "America's next nuclear option," small and modular nuclear reactors (SMRs).  However, most events offer repeats of the narrow slice of information that has already been presented.

Now, EUCI-a leading power and utility training firm- is bringing together experts and innovators that will provide attendees with a complete picture of the fast emerging SMR industry - including information on the promising non-light water technologies and the even smaller Mini Power Reactors (MPRs).  Join us to hear intriguing NEW speakers on the most important energy technology development in recent history.

Offering unique applications such as replacements for aging coal-fired plants, Small, Modular, and Mini Reactors can be built in half the time of large reactors and for as little as $4,000 per kilowatt capacity. In addition, smaller reactors have technical advantages over other reactors including increased safety and reduction of spent fuel challenges.  The new non-light water Mini Power Reactors (MPRs) play a different role. MPRs are smaller and simpler still, can be installed even quicker than SMRs and offer a more transportable solution for remote deployments, military and emergency response operations, on-site water purification and liquid fuel generation, and more.

In The Wall Street Journal, Secretary Chu said, "Their (SMR) size would also increase flexibility for utilities since they could add units as demand changes, or use them for on-site replacement of aging fossil fuel plants. Some of the designs for SMRs use little or no water for cooling, which would reduce their environmental impact. Finally, some advanced concepts could potentially burn used fuel or nuclear waste, eliminating the plutonium that critics say could be used for nuclear weapons."

In short, there are different applications, challenges and opportunities for the various sizes of the reactors that fall under the category of "new and smaller."  Come and get the complete picture on this new era of nuclear energy in a workshop format.  We'll discuss technical, logistical and licensing issues, as well as implementation and application considerations. Join us and be part of "tomorrow's nuclear" that's evolving today!





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Reader Comments (1)

Thanks for keeping us up to date on the MPR's.

Having spent many years working side by side at several plants with the good folks in our nuclear power industry as a consultant and trainer (focused on management, teamwork, and communication issues), I'm keenly interested. The need is certainly there for a decentralized, less capital intensive, non-water-using, safe, small scale technology. Very intriguing. Besides the obvious regulatory roadblocks, I'd love to know what the holdup is on the development, approval, siting, and installation of these things. Or, is there one? I'm not a technical guy. (They didn't let me too near containment.)

If anyone has insight on where we stand on these small units, what the technological issues are, whether we might actually see them widely deployed, and what the potential is, especially for providing power to the hinterlands and places with no big water source, I'd LOVE too hear it.

Also, are they considering these for baseload needs mostly or to help meet peak demands or as standalones for heavy industry to be able to break reliance on the grid?

Anybody? Any info would be much appreciated.

Thanks again guys. Seems to be this could be and should be big, but I hate to get worked up about something that can't really fly or has fairly limited applications.

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfallingman

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