What Is SMR

Goal of the conference is to provide the basic information about actual status in the research and development and market proposal in the area of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMR).

Discuss potential for installation of SMR in the Czech Republic for combine production heat and electricity. SMR could solve future problems in production of district heating and production of electricity in isolated areas. Participation of the Czech nuclear industry on SMR area could improve nuclear know how and improve business in construction new nuclear build in the Czech Republic.

Small and modular reactors, which have been widely discussed since the last decade over the world, can bring new potential to nuclear power programmes in both developing and developed countries. The main reasons for construction of small and modular reactors are increasing demand for sources of electricity
and heating for remote, isolated or local electricity supply, the district heating and for the industrial applications heating.

 

“Small and modular reactors can be used in the energy mix of the Czech Republic as small local cogeneration sources of electricity and heating
for industrial applications heating and for district heating as well as for potential new unit in of the Dukovany nuclear power plant or
small and modular reactors can replace its old units. The first analysis show that for the Czech Republic from more than 30 concepts of
small and modular reactors are the most suitable the US-origin light water reactors mPower Reactor, NuScale Reactor or
the Russian-origin liquid metal cooled reactor SVBR-100 Reactor.”

Ing. Ľubomír Sklenka, Ph.D.

Czech Technical University in Prague

Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering