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NuScale, Last Energy Make Significant Insteps for SMRs in Poland

Sonal Patel of Power reports on small modular reactor company NuScale, and its partnerships in Europe.

The C3 Take
  • NuScale and Polish mining and processing firm KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. will collaborate to bring advanced nuclear energy to Poland.
  • NuScale will construct its flagship VOYGR reactor by 2029 to power industrial processes in Poland.
  • The advanced nuclear company has made inroads in Europe, partnering with Romania and Estonia to bring carbon-free power online.
  • Private sector leadership like this will be key to bolstering energy security and lowering emissions.

“Poland has in recent months ramped up efforts to establish a nuclear power industry to accelerate the country’s energy transition. The Eastern European country holds the largest reserves of coal in Europe. But while it produced 70% of its power from coal in 2020,  it unveiled a commitment last November to phase out its coal plants, targeting a 2040 timeframe—a decade earlier than the 2049 date it set earlier in 2021.”

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