As industry needs evolve, nuclear fuel providers are being called upon to deliver more without compromising safety or reliability. The ability to innovate in the nuclear industry is more critical than ever as the landscape in which we operate continues to shift more rapidly each day. Today’s utilities require the lowest fuel cycle costs possible, increased operational flexibility, higher burnup capability to generate more power with fewer bundles, diversity of supply, accident-tolerant products that provide resilience and survivability, in addition to robust and leak-free fuel performance.
To meet these challenges, Westinghouse is developing advanced fuel technologies, practices and methods that enhance our ability to produce and service nuclear fuel and provide greater insight into core performance.
The Westinghouse High Energy Fuel Program paves the way for utilities to leverage high burnup, higher enrichment (LEU+) and accident tolerant technologies for 24-month cycle operation and improved safety, economics, and reliability. The Westinghouse High Energy Fuel Program includes innovations such as EnCore® Fuel, AXIOM™ fuel rod cladding, PRIME™ fuel advanced features and ADOPT® fuel. Westinghouse has designed each of these programs to complement our reactor and facility offerings.
Learn more about the Westinghouse High Energy Fuel Program, supporting technologies, notable achievements, and progress at our Westinghouse High Energy Fuel Program page.
The Westinghouse High Energy Fuel Program paves the way for utilities to leverage high burnup, higher enrichment (LEU+) and accident tolerant technologies for 24-month cycle operation and improved safety, economics, and reliability.
Westinghouse’s EnCore Fuel program is centered on the use of high-performance features developed and deployed on a strategic timeline so utilities can gain safety and cost benefits quickly.
Our innovative, best-in-class TRITON11 design improves nuclear and thermal-hydraulic performance over any existing 11x11 or 10x10 BWR fuel design.