Workshop on SMRs scheduled for Ottawa

January 29, 2024, 7:00AMNuclear News
The OECD NEA workshop will be held at Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Canada. (Image: OECD NEA)

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency is hosting a workshop on the economics of small modular reactors in Ottawa, Canada, on February 27, 2024.

The workshop will be an in-person event, with no hybrid or virtual attendance option. There is no cost for the workshop, but attendees from relevant organizations will be prioritized due to room capacity.

Registration is required.

What it’s about: The workshop aims to assess recent progress in SMR deployment and discuss how different policy frameworks, deployment strategies, and delivery models will influence the overall economics of SMRs. In addition, the event is expected to draw insights from comparable industries that have achieved cost reductions through serial construction, identifying potential approaches for SMR projects.

The goal: The outcomes of the workshop will contribute insights to the first NEA Accelerating SMRs for Net Zero Summit, which is scheduled for September 2024 in Paris. As the capstone of the NEA's new initiative “Accelerating SMRs for Net Zero launched at COP28,” the summit will bring together senior government officials and industry leaders to discuss policy priorities and international cooperation aimed at expediting the deployment of SMRs.


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