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20 April 2021
In efforts to continue exploring the development and deployment of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) as a clean technology solution to address climate change and meet regional energy requirements, Ontario, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan released their SMR Feasibility Study stemming from the interprovincial MOU, which was first commissioned in December 2019. As part of the announcement, Alberta was also officially confirmed as the fourth province to sign onto the MOU.
The study outlines three core streams under which SMR project proposals will be considered in each of the four provinces, with Stream 3 focusing on introducing “a new class of micro-SMRs designed primarily to replace the use of diesel in remote communities and mines.”
U-Battery is well-positioned to support each province in their efforts to decarbonize remote communities and mining sites, as our advanced SMR design, which is capable of producing both heat and power, could provide a competitively priced, energy efficient, locally sourced alternative to fossil fuel generation.
We are committed to contributing towards Canada’s clean energy transformation and play our part in achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Our objective is to enable energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability by reimagining the way we power Canadians’ lives.
U-Battery is an advanced/small modular reactor, capable of providing a low-carbon, cost-effective, locally embedded and reliable source of power and heat for energy intensive industry and remote locations. It is being developed by Urenco in collaboration with a number of supporting organisations and has received funding from the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's Energy Innovation Portfolio.
Rebecca Astles, Urenco
T: +44 (0)1753 660660
E: [email protected]
James Watson, Madano (UK)