The Smallest SMRs
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13

Presented at:
33rd Annual CNS Conference
2012 June 10-13
Saskatoon, Canada
Session Title:
WFS - Small Reactors

Ken S. Kozier (Atomic Energy of Canada Limited)


An overview is presented on the subject of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) for the generation of electricity and/or process heat in the Canadian context, with a particular focus on very small systems, up to about 30 MWe (less than about 100 MWt) output capacity.  The potential Canadian market for such systems is examined, especially as a substitute for electricity generation by diesel engines in remote locations.  Past experience with SMR systems in Canada and elsewhere is briefly reviewed, including AECL’s earlier SLOWPOKE Energy System and Nuclear Battery development projects.  Technology options and some recently proposed systems in this size range are discussed along with some of the requirements of an ideal SMR system for remote Canadian applications.    

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