NSDA Congress 2024 Daily Update

SMRs trade-off with renewables that solve better

David Schlissel, 5-29, 24, David Schlissel is an IEEFA analyst with 50 years of experience as an economic and technical consultant on energy and environmental issues. r. He has 30 years of experience tracking utility transitions and technology developments., May 29, 2024,  Report SMRs (Small Modular Reactors) Nuclear Transition United States Small Modular Reactors: Still too expensive, too slow and too risky, Dennis Wamsted Dennis Wamsted focuses on the ongoing transition away from fossil fuels to green generation resources, focusing particularly on the electric power sector

Investment in SMRs will take resources away from carbon-free and lower-cost renewable technologies that are available today and can push the transition from fossil fuels forward significantly in the coming 10 years; Regulators, utilities, investors and government officials  should embrace the reality that renewables, not SMRs, are the  near-term solution to the energy transition