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Fueling the Westinghouse SMR

October 2013 – Westinghouse SMR fuel is ahead of the game.

Two Missouri universities to lead Small Modular Reactor Research and Education Consortium in connection with efforts from Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. • Two Missouri universities will be conducting nuclear energy-related research in a consortium founded by Westinghouse Electric Co. and Ameren Missouri.

Westinghouse Completes First SMR Fuel Assemblies and will Begin Testing in Columbia, SC; Submits Application for DOE SMR FOA

PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2013 – Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has completed the manufacturing and assembly of two nuclear fuel test assemblies for the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, South Carolina.

Westinghouse and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Develop, Deploy Small Modular Reactor Technology

PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2013Westinghouse Electric Company and State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. (SNPTC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership that would enable the two companies to work together to develop a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) standard design, based on the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor technology, that shall be licensable both in the U.S. and China.

Westinghouse Submits Letter of Intent to Compete for US Department of Energy's Second Funding Opportunity Announcement

April 8, 2013 – Westinghouse Electric Company today announces that it has submitted a Letter of Intent to respond to the recent Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technology.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Westinghouse, others have big plans for mini reactors

Westinghouse Electric Company Announces Next Step in Fuel Production for the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor

Westinghouse Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, S.C., initiates fabrication of small modular reactor prototype fuel assemblies for testing

Westinghouse and Burns & McDonnell Enter Into Agreement to Further the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor Project Development

Construction of a single Westinghouse SMR estimated to create nearly $3 billion in economic impact and thousands of U.S. jobs in more than 15 states

Winter 2013: Small, but perfectly formed (Modern Power Systems: BRICS edition)

Kate Jackson chief technology officer of Westinghouse talks to Ross Davies about small modular reactors


Westinghouse Very Much Interested in New U.S. DOE Funding Opportunity to Develop and License its Passively Safe SMR Design

November 2012: Recap of Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri Small Modular Reactor Supplier Summit (Video)

November 2, 2012: Five Questions: Ameren's Adam Heflin talks about the future of nukes

Adam Heflin's job as chief nuclear officer for Ameren Missouri largely revolves around the utility's lone nuclear reactor -- the 1,169-megawatt Callaway Energy Center outside of Fulton, Mo.

October 30, 2012: Westinghouse and Ameren Missouri host Small Modular Reactor Supplier Summit in St. Louis

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ameren Missouri hosted Missouri companies in St. Louis at their Supplier Summit on Tuesday, October 30.

October 30, 2012: Ameren Rallies Support for Nuclear Plans

The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren is continuing to rally support for its plan to build small modular nuclear reactors in Missouri.

October 2012: American Security Project Report on Small Modular Reactors

The American Security Project (ASP), a nonpartisan think tank created to help develop a national security vision and strategy for the 21st century by building on America's strengths and restoring its international leadership, recently released a report on the small modular reactors (SMRs) and the opportunity for nuclear power in the coming years. According to Nick Cunningham, ASP Policy Analyst and author of the report: "This report is intended to illustrate how the U.S. can move into the next generation of nuclear power. SMRs offer unique benefits over large reactors – advantages in cost, safety, and flexibility. As much of our nuclear fleet is nearing retirement, SMRs can play a significant role in powering our economy for decades to come." Read the report here or visit:

October 25, 2012: MU, Missouri S&T Partner to Research Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

The University of Missouri and Missouri S&T entered a partnership with Westinghouse Electric Company to determine safety guidelines for small modular nuclear reactors.

October 24, 2012: Westinghouse Electric Company and Ameren Missouri to Co-host SMR Supplier Summit in St. Louis

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ameren Missouri will introduce prospective regional suppliers to the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project and discuss plans that could result in the construction of a Westinghouse SMR at Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center. The companies will host an SMR supplier summit Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel Marriott.

October 23, 2012: Small modular reactors provide path forward for nuclear power

Earlier this month, I took a tour of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant, located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. A two-unit, 1700-megawatt power plant, Calvert Cliffs generates about one-fifth of the power needs for the entire state of Maryland, or equivalent to the electricity demand for the city of Baltimore. We saw the generators, peaked into the control room, viewed video of the spent fuel pools, and discussed some of the safety features needed to keep the plant safe.

October 18, 2012: Westinghouse Announces Master Research Agreement with the University of Missouri System

Westinghouse Electric Company is pleased to announce the signing of a multiyear master research and collaboration agreement with the University of Missouri-Columbia and Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. The agreement will support the development of multiple cutting-edge research projects at the institutions that will benefit the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project and the nuclear energy industry as a whole.

September / October 2012: EnergyBiz Magazine: Going Modular

THE U.S. NUCLEAR ENERGY INDUSTRY HAS enjoyed significant accomplishments in the last year, including the issuance of the first construction and operating licenses for nuclear power plants in the United States in over 30 years.

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