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Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Expertise

As the lead for the Tennessee Valley Nuclear Energy Coalition, we utilized a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency to author a detailed business case, value proposition and implementation plan for the deployment of an SMR. The business case included a comparative analysis of current SMR designs.

We supported the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Director with an economic analysis and business case for using an SMR to achieve carbon reduction goals and power cost savings for the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. GEW also led an Oak Ridge regional initiative to use a small modular reactor for creating a net carbon neutral power system that included the city of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Y-12 National Security Complex.

Our background in construction startup and operation of SMRs for military applications is based on twenty years working with U.S. Naval nuclear power plants including construction, initial criticality and advanced testing of new plant systems. Assignments included working with Westinghouse at the Idaho National Laboratory on the S5G and SIW Naval prototypes.