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Prospects for SMR Projects in Russia and the World were Discussed at Atomexpo 2022

News Center-The 12th International ATOMEXPO-2022 Forum, held in Sochi, Russia, hosted a panel titled “Big Opportunities for Small Powers”, where the current agenda and prospects for small nuclear power reactors (SMR) projects in hard-to-reach and remote areas of the world were discussed. .

Prospects for SMR Projects in Russia and the World were Discussed at Atomexpo 2022

News Center-The 12th International ATOMEXPO-2022 Forum, held in Sochi, Russia, hosted a panel titled “Big Opportunities for Small Powers”, where the current agenda and prospects for small nuclear power reactors (SMR) projects in hard-to-reach and remote areas of the world were discussed. .
Kirill Komarov, First Deputy Director General of Rosatom and Director of International Business Development, Taun Khan, Minister of Electrification of the Republic of Myanmar, Taalaybek Ibraev, Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic, First Deputy Head of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Kirill Bychkov, Governor of Chukotka Autonomous Region Roman Kopin, International Atomic Energy Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General of the Agency (IAEA) and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, and Georgi Fotin, General Manager of KAZ Minerals. The moderator of the panel was journalist Anna Lazareva, TV presenter of the Russia-24 channel.
Participants discussed land-based and floating SMR projects, the transition from the traditional energy system to more flexible, responsible consumption and environmentally friendly solutions, enabling generation anywhere in the world, and creating stable and stable energy ecosystems in hard-to-reach areas away from central electricity grids.
Speaking at the panel, Kirill Komarov, First Deputy General Manager and International Business Development Director of Rosatom, evaluated that SMRs can have a place in the energy mix of countries. “SMRs are a low-carbon energy source with a predictable price for decades and will provide consumers with energy independence, which is especially important in the current market environment. There is a global demand for the development of natural resources and eco-friendly, economical, flexible solutions for hard-to-reach regions and island countries. SMRs can meet this perfectly. The advantages of SMRs include being compact and modular, meaning that modules can be increased as power demand increases.”
Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General of the IAEA and Head of the Nuclear Energy Department, underlined that there are more than 80 such projects in 20 countries today, and said: “Since Russia already has reference solutions, including the experience of using low-power technologies in its nuclear icebreaker fleet, this is the case. is a leader in the field. There is a huge interest in low-power technology around the world, including countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brazil.”
Energy Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Taalaibek Ibraev stated that Kyrgyzstan is evaluating the possibilities of implementing such solutions today and said, “Today, Kyrgyzstan is a country with a growing economy that is trying to unleash its economic and industrial potential and develop new energy-intensive facilities. "SMRs meet the country's carbon emission reduction targets," he said. Ibraev emphasized that small-scale facilities have the advantages of a high level of safety, weather-independent operation, lower capital costs and shorter construction time compared to building a large-scale facility. In his speech, Minister of Electrification of the Republic of Myanmar Taun Khan said that Myanmar is interested in cooperation with Russia and Rosatom in the field of electrification and that he sees significant benefits in the use of low power technology.

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