SMRs in Resource Planning


FY22 Legislative Priorities

DOE FY2022 Legislative Priorities


U.S.-Canadian Collaboration on SMR Deployment

Markets & Commercial Prospects

Economics of Small Modular Reactors

FY2018 DOE Budget

SMR Start – Input to DOE’s FY18 Spending on SMRs

SMR Start has established Legislative Principles for the FY2018 DOE Budget that will help accelerate the development of SMRs.

Sixteen House Republicans ask President Trump to support SMRs to help reestablish the U.S. as a world leader in nuclear technology.

Oregon Governor Otter asks President Trump to support SMRs, clean, efficient, safe and scalable technology that could reshape commercial nuclear energy in America.

DOE proposes an SMR Enterprise Innovation program of $750 million over four years to accelerate SMR development.

DOE proposes to Congressional appropriators additional DOE actions to support SMRs.

SMRs in the States

SMR Start – State Options for New Nuclear

Advanced Nuclear Commercialization

SMR Start – Advanced Nuclear Commercialization Model

SMRs and Grid Reliability

DOE Grid Study

DOE initiates study to explore critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.

SMR Start asks DOE to include consideration of new generation, in addition to existing reactors, in study on grid reliability.

SMRs for National Security and Mission Critical Activities

DOE highlights SMR’s capability to critically enhance national security by providing robust power for critical national security missions.

DOE sponsored report highlights opportunities for SMRs to enhance national energy security and demonstrate US leadership.

Federal Power Purchase Agreements

DOE funded report identifies options for federal agencies to procure power generated by SMRs.

May 16, 2017, Daily Energy Insider, Republic Legislators Urge Trump to Provide Support for Small Nuclear Reactor Development

May 11, 2017, Nuclear Energy Institute, House Representatives Ask Trump to Fund Small Reactor Development

May 9, 2017, Daily Energy Insider, Consortium Urges Department of Energy to Support Small Modular Reactors

May 8, 2017, World Nuclear News, SMRs Could ‘Help Secure’ Post-Brexit Nuclear Industry

May 6, 2017, Tri-City Herald, Newhouse Asks Trump for Small Modular Reactor Money

May 5, 2017, Power Engineering International, SMRs Could Hold Key to UK Nuclear Future Says Report

May 4, 2017, Nuclear Energy Institute, Small Reactor Group Urges DOE to Value SMRs for Grid Reliability

May 4, 2017, Post Register, Small Modular Reactor Possibilities Expand

April 19, 2017, Nuclear Energy Insider, Ontario Eyes Pan-Canadian SMR Fleet to Fill 2030s Supply Gap

March 26, 2017, Oak Ridge Today, NRC Has Accepted TVA’s Early Site Permit Application for Small Nuclear Reactors

March 16, 2017, Forbes, NuScale’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Keeps Moving Forward

March 7, 2017, E&E News, In Nuclear Power, Who’s Betting on Small Reactors?

February 27, 2017, The National Law Review, No ‘Showstoppers’ to Defense Department’s Using Very Small Nuclear Reactors

February 16, 2017, Forbes, SMR Start: Small Modular Reactors Are Nuclear’s Future

February 22, 2017, Daily Energy Insider, Industry Consortium Proposes Strategies for Small Nuclear Reactor Deployment

February 19, 2017, Neutron Bytes, US Industry Consortium Calls for SMR Investments

February 16, 2017, Nuclear Energy Institute, Industry Consortium Makes Policy Case for Small Nuclear Reactors

January 27, 2017, Albuquerque Journal, Nuclear Power an Option for Los Alamos County?

January 22, 2017, USA Today, Compact, Prefab Power Plants May Revive Nuclear Option

January 20, 2017, Science Alert, ‘Miniature’, Modular Nuclear Power Plants Could be Rolled Out in the US

January 12, 2017, Nuclear Energy Institute, NuScale Makes History with Filing for SMR Design Approval

January 12, 2017, Nuclear Street, NuScale Hand Delivers 12,000 Page SMR Application to NRC

November 7, 2016, Bloomberg BNA, NuScale Sees US Market for Modular Reactors, Others Don’t

September 20, 2016, Nuclear Energy Insider, Idaho Government Predicts Economic Boom from First SMR

August 15, 2016, KBOI Idaho News, New Report: Nuclear Reactor Would Bring Jobs to Idaho Falls

July 13, 2016, Midwest Energy News, Nuclear Advocates Eye Former Coal Plant Sites for Small Reactors

March 5, 2016, Power News Wire, NEI Launches SMR Start to Help Commercialize Small Modular Reactors

February 3, 2016, Nuclear Engineering International, Interest in SMRs Picks Up

January 29, 2016, World Nuclear News, US SMR Consortium Launched

January 27, 2016, Nuclear Energy Institute Press Release, Nuclear Plant Designers, Operators Join in Consortium to Advance Small Reactor Technology