Office of Nuclear Energy


5 Things you should know about Plant Vogtle
April 18, 2019
The successful completion of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will set the tone for what could be a nuclear resurgence in the United States.
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What should I do if a small modular reactor loses off-site power?
April 10, 2019
Small modular reactors are setting a new standard for safety in the nuclear industry.
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5 Things to Know about the Nuclear Energy FY2020 Budget Request
April 3, 2019
FY2020 Budget request increases by 8% over previous year for nuclear energy.
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3 female engineers making an impact on the nuclear industry
March 19, 2019
From seasoned veterans to recent college grads, meet three women who are helping to empower the next generation nuclear workforce.
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DOE: There's a Definite Need for a Fast Test Reactor
March 1, 2019
Having a fast test reactor will drastically speed up the time it takes to test, develop and qualify advanced reactor technologies.
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Millennial to Watch: Mareena Robinson Snowden
February 28, 2019
Mareena Robinson Snowden is the first black woman to earn a doctorate in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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5 Questions for Director-General William Magwood
February 26, 2019
Hear from the former DOE director of nuclear energy about his professional journey from Pittsburgh to Paris.
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Millennial to Watch: Ciara Sivels
February 21, 2019
Ciara Sivels is the first black woman to earn a PhD from the University of Michigan in nuclear engineering.
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Swipe right for nuclear: 6 Eligible advanced technologies
February 12, 2019
6 eligible advanced nuclear technologies searching for some love in the future marketplace.
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NUCLEAR 101: How Does a Nuclear Reactor Work?
February 6, 2019
Learn how boiling and pressurized light-water reactors work.
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Press Releases

$19 Million Awarded to Advance Nuclear Energy Technologies
Four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects selected to boost the state of U.S. commercial nuclear capabilities.
March 27, 2019
Secretary Perry Announces Financial Close on Additional Loan Guarantees During Trip to Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
DOE reaches financial close for up to $3.7 billion in additional guarantees of loans to finance the continued construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4.
March 22, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
March 6, 2019
$5 Million in Scholarships Awarded to Future Nuclear Scientists and Engineers
Awards include 45 scholarships and 33 fellowships for students at U.S. colleges and universities.
March 4, 2019
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