New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the U.S.: The Electricity Industry

Tune in for virtual information gathering sessions on July 19-20 on the role of nuclear power in the future electric industry.



Nuclear reactors can provide low-carbon energy, and advanced nuclear technologies could play an important role in moving the United States towards a zero-carbon future. Next-generation nuclear reactors have the potential to be smaller, safer, less expensive to build, and better integrated with the modern grid. However, the technical, economic, and regulatory outlook for these technologies remains uncertain. A National Academies study will assess the future of new and advanced nuclear reactor technologies and identify the opportunities and barriers to commercialization.

We invite you to attend the open sessions of the sixth study committee meeting on Monday, July 19 from 11am-3:15pm ET and Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 11am-3:15pm ET. During the meeting, invited speakers will discuss the role and valuation of nuclear in the electric industry and alternative applications for nuclear reactors. Presenters will include the Electric Power Research Institute, Idaho National Laboratory, ISO – New England, Eastman Chemical, Xcel Energy, Southern Company, Exelon Generation, Purdue University, and LucidCatalyst.

Download the meeting agenda on the event page.

Learn more, read bios of the committee members, and sign up for the study-specific mailing list on the study website.

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Jul 19 - 20 2021


11:00 am - 3:30 pm

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