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US utility Energy Northwest and X-Energy Reactor Company, which is developing advanced small modular reactors (SMRs) and fuel technology have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) for up to 12 of X-Energy’s Xe-100 SMRs in central Washington capable. Together, they would generate up to 960 MWe and Energy Northwest expects to bring the module online by 2030.

Date: Friday, 21 July 2023
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US-based X-Energy Reactor has joined forces with Kinectrics - engineering, testing and certification services company - to design, construct and operate a commercial-scale helium test facility (HTF).

Date: Friday, 07 April 2023
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X-Energy UK Holdings and Cavendish Nuclear are developing proposals for small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK and have "identified Hartlepool as a preferred location" - welcoming EDF's announcement that the existing nuclear power plant will operate for an extra two years, to 2026. 

Date: Saturday, 11 March 2023
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All realistic options that might contribute to global net-zero must be considered, the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) has said in an open letter to COP26 President Alok Sharma. Nuclear systems and advanced reactors - such as Generation IV systems - can contribute to a net-zero society alongside renewable energies, it says.

Date: Saturday, 30 October 2021
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Nuclear energy, as an asset class, has the potential to report well against a wide range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data collection and accounting metrics, according to a new report from the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). This should allow nuclear energy to be considered as an investable asset class, thereby allowing nuclear companies and projects to access climate finance.

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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The US Department of Energy has approved a cost-share award of more than USD1 billion for the construction of the first NuScale small modular reactor power plant in the USA. Meanwhile, the US International Development Finance Corporation has signed a Letter of Intent to support NuScale in the development of nuclear generating capacity in South Africa.

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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The Tennessee Valley Authority's draft Integrated Resource Plan has suggested an increase in nuclear power, with the potential to eventually overtake coal as the leading electricity source in its southern USA spot. It said that it may idle some of its coal generation fleet as emissions standards tighten.

Date: Monday, 20 September 2010
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The US Department of Energy has selected two teams, one led by Westinghouse and the other by General Atomics, to share $40 million in funding for the conceptual design of the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP).

Date: Tuesday, 09 March 2010
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"The global financial crisis and related impact on funding – particularly on the South African electricity utility Eskom – has prompted the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) company to consider near-term market opportunities based on customer requirements to service both the electricity and process heat markets.

Date: Thursday, 05 February 2009
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