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US-based X-energy Reactor Company and Canadian power company TransAlta Corporation have announced a partnership to study deployment of X-energy’s Xe-100 small modular reactors (SMRs) in Alberta. The study will be supported through funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and will assess the feasibility of repurposing a fossil fuel electricity generation site for an Xe-100 plant.

Date: Friday, 05 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsx-energy-and-transalta-to-assess-use-of-xe-100-smrs-in-alberta-11658926

Washington State energy provider Energy Northwest has signed an agreement with Bellevue-based utility Puget Sound Energy to support its programme investigating the feasibility of developing and deploying a next-generation nuclear energy facility.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-utility-invests-in-advanced-reactor-development-11439310

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy has concluded the first-ever US Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES) in Accra, Ghana. The summit was organised in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the Nuclear Power Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. DOE said it “provided a platform for crucial dialogues and international cooperation on nuclear energy” where “participants from across the continent discussed the future of nuclear power and laid a foundation for sustainable nuclear energy growth in the region”.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-us-african-nuclear-summit-concludes-in-ghana-11287149

The South African government has published the first phase of its National Infrastructure Plan 2050 (NIP 2050). The plan aims to create a foundation for achieving the vision of inclusive growth under the National Development Plan (NDP), with energy one of four critical network sectors addressed in this phase.

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-features-in-South-Africa-infrastructure-pl