Getting To Zero - The Role of Passively Safe, Small Modular Reactors
Date & Time
Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Paul Acchione, M.Eng., P.Eng.

This presentation describes how passively safe, small modular nuclear reactors can play a key role in
achieving a zero-emission, economy-wide, sustainable energy system at an affordable cost by:

  • Improving the dependable capacity value of variable renewable energy sources like wind, solar and hydro
  • Eliminating existing stockpiles of long-lived spent fuel from existing large thermal reactors¬†Eliminating the risk of large radioactive releases to the public from plant equipment failures
  • Eliminating the risk of weapons proliferation by avoiding the use of fresh enriched fuels like Uranium-235
  • Supplying dependable zero emission energy in the form of electricity, steam, hot water and hydrogen
  • Eliminating schedule and budget risk by using mass production and factory fabrication technologies
Session Type
Sustainability & Innovation