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Referred to as either pink or yellow, nuclear power provides a stable source of electricity to produce hydrogen. Can hydrogen production provide a new source of revenue for existing nuclear plants? Can new nuclear provide a thermochemical production option?
The nuclear industry is experiencing a wave of innovation. New designs are being brought to market with different configurations, fuels, and business cases by embracing the possibilities of new technologies and materials. A key step in commercializing these systems is receiving regulatory approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This session will explain the regulatory process, the challenges and opportunities in navigating this process, as well as recent experiences of companies engaged in bringing new designs to the market.
Nuclear technologies are attracting a resurging interest as global net-zero targets reveal gaps in clean resource adequacy, necessitating development of a clean reservoir infrastructure. This panel will explore the pathways and hurdles for advanced nuclear to become the clean base-load option of choice in the next phase of the energy transition. What technological advances have been made since the build-out of the legacy fleet to accommodate heightened needs for resilience and flexibility? How does advanced nuclear stack up against peer technologies in the clean reservoir space such as batteries and hydrogen? Will we see head-to-head competition for market share or are there opportunities to harmonize?