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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded funding to the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) to study the potential siting of small reactors in Puerto Rico. Funding also goes to address hurdles to the use of small reactors in commercial shipping and to support the development of advanced reactor designs.

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
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Consideration of small modular reactors (SMRs) for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is advancing to the second stage. Having concluded such a deployment was feasible, the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) is now looking at siting requirements. Speaking at World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium yesterday, Eddie Guerra of NAP said the results of a study currently underway "will help to move the discussion how the sites will fit and how they will align with the minigrids already planned."

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
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A Preliminary Feasibility Study for Small Modular Reactors and Microreactors for Puerto Rico was published on 20 May by the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP).

Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020
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Advanced nuclear reactors can meet Puerto Rico's unique energy needs by complementing renewable sources with zero-emission electricity resilient to extreme natural events, a preliminary feasibility study has concluded. The study - conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP) - was funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Friday, 22 May 2020
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A Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation is to begin a feasibility study of small modular reactors and microcreactors for the island after receiving support from the US Department of Energy (DOE).

Date: Friday, 04 October 2019
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