Small Modular Reactors
Small modular reactors – or SMRs – are the next evolution in the nuclear industry.
SMRs are the next evolution in the nuclear industry. They are a type of nuclear reactor designed to be smaller in size and output than a traditional reactor but based on the same science: using fission to create heat, which can then be used to generate electricity or for other uses.
They are designed to be modular: their components are factory-constructed to reduce cost and then transported to site for assembly; and more modules (units) can be added relatively easily in case of additional energy or electricity needs.
SMRs have uses beyond electricity generation—they can also heat homes and commercial buildings, support hybrid energy systems, power water desalination systems, heat greenhouses, and more.
Canada is ready for SMRs: The Canadian Nuclear Association, the national voice of the Canadian Nuclear Industry, released a study highlighting Canada’s support for nuclear.