- A research project to identify characteristics of alternative small-scale thermal and nuclear plant power generation technologies
- Sought to capture high level thermal performance characteristics and business-case parameters of small thermal plants
- Project ran in parallel to ETI’s Power Plant Siting Study
The purpose of the project was to capture the high level technical performance characteristics and business-case parameters of small thermal plants, which was of value to the potential future of the UK’s energy system.
The project included small nuclear reactors, enabling comparison with other small-scale plants, such as those powered by bio-mass. The project outputs helped enable the subsequent contrast of a range of specific technologies.
The project ran in three phases.
Phase One - Characterise the role and performance of alternative nuclear power plants.
Phase Two - Develop the report structure and respond to independent peer review (x3)
Phase Three - Literature review and steam system feasibility design to demonstrate practicality and flexibility of deploying SMRs for CHP for district heating energisation.
To view a peer review letter by Atkins please click here.
To view a peer review letter by Dr Giorgio Locatelli please click here.
To view a peer review letter by Politecnico please click here.