Dalton Seminar Series: How might large nuclear reactors and small modular reactors be deployed in a low carbon energy system?
|Starts:||12:00 16 Dec 2015|
|Ends:||13:00 16 Dec 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Dalton Nuclear Institute|
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is a public private partnership with a focus on an affordable UK transition to a low carbon economy by 2050.
New nuclear power stations could form an important part of this transition but there are range of constraints which could impact their rate of deployment and their ultimate capacity limit in the UK. The ETI has commissioned and completed two new projects intended to better understand the constraints and opportunities for new nuclear:
• Power Plant Siting Study to identify the UK stock of sites suitable for large nuclear power stations, and to include a wide range of sensitivity studies including additional site capacity for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs)
• System Requirements For Alternative Nuclear Technologies – to identify necessary technical and business case requirements for SMRs to be attractive within a UK low carbon energy system
The results from these two projects have been applied to new scenarios tested within the ETI’s whole energy system model to provide new insights into the potential deployment of both large nuclear power stations and Small Modular Reactors in the UK.
Mike Middleton will summarise the results from these projects and the new insights gained from the ETI’s scenario modelling.
Light refreshments will be available after the seminar.
Role: Strategy Manager
Organisation: Energy Technologies Institute
Biography: Mike Middleton joined the ETI on secondment from Rolls-Royce in April 2013. His diverse experience in nuclear operations, projects and services includes; waterfront submarine support; liquid and solid waste processing; construction projects; nuclear facility decommissioning; and new nuclear power.
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