Demonstration AND Test Reactors: Both Are Necessary for Innovation
July 30, 2021
DOE's Dr. Kathryn Huff breaks down the importance of demonstrating new reactor technologies and expanding the Department's R&D infrastructure.
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3 Ways to Make Nuclear Power Plants Faster and More Affordable to Build
July 8, 2021
Advanced construction technologies that could reduce the construction costs of building new reactors by more than 10% and significantly lower the scheduling risks associated with them.
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Q&A: Acting Assistant Secretary Dr. Kathryn Huff Shares Her Vision for the Future of Nuclear Energy
June 24, 2021
Dr. Kathryn Huff is the new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Nuclear Energy shares her vision for nuclear energy.
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5 Key Takeaways from the Nuclear Energy FY2022 Budget Request
June 14, 2021
DOE's FY22 Budget Request places a huge emphasis on scaling up commercial deployment of advanced reactors.
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Nuclear Milestones

Westinghouse to Help Optimize 12 Ukrainian Reactors
October 12, 2021
Westinghouse Electric Company helps to optimize a dozen reactors in Ukraine that will significantly increase the country’s clean power production.
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NuScale SMR Simulation Lab Opens in Idaho
September 22, 2021
SMR simulation laboratory puts researchers and operators behind the computer screens of NuScale’s virtual control room.
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TVA Installs 3D-printed Fuel Assembly Brackets in a Commercial Reactor
August 23, 2021
Tennessee Valley Authority recently installed first-of-a-kind 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets at its Browns Ferry nuclear power plant.
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ORNL to Examine Westinghouse Accident Tolerant Fuel
August 3, 2021
New accident tolerant fuel developed by Westinghouse is shipped to Oak Ridge National Laboratory for examination.
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Press Releases

DOE Announces $20 Million to Produce Clean Hydrogen From Nuclear Power
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $20 million in funding to demonstrate technology that will produce clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power.
October 7, 2021
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Secretary Granholm, IAEA Director General Grossi Promote 2022 Nuclear Power Ministerial
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi held their first official bilateral meeting at the IAEA 65th General Conference in Vienna, Austria.
September 21, 2021
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DOE and GE Hitachi Team Up to Lower Costs of Building New Nuclear Reactors
DOE to support three construction technologies that together can reduce the cost of new nuclear builds by more than 10 percent.
July 7, 2021
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DOE Invests $61 Million in Advanced Nuclear Energy R&D Projects Across America
Funding supports university faculty and student projects to improve the resiliency and development of carbon-free nuclear power.
June 22, 2021
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