What Is Energy?

Energy Is Security

Today reliable energy enables many of us to live to the fullest

But our needs are constantly evolving

As Romania’s Energy Needs are evolving, it requires new sources of clean energy to meet its decarbonation targets and ensure energy security and stability.

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  • operates two CANDU 6-type reactors of 700 MWh each
  • covers 18% of Romania’s consumption needs
  • 33%% of the clean energy
  • Avoids 10 mil. tons CO2 emissions / year


  • 9000 jobs and
  • 5.7 billion EURO GDP contribution, amount which could cover the operation of all hospitals of Romania during 1 year.

The transition to clean energy requires sustainable and zero-carbon energy sources

The energy demand will increase by 2.1% per year by 2040.

(*International Energy Agency Study)

Romania aims to reduce 

(**PNIESC – Integrated National Plan in the field of Energy and Climate
Change and PNRR – National Recovery and Resilience Plan)

up to 4.59 GWe of coal-fired power generation by 2032
its CO2 emissions by 43.9% by 2030 as compared to the levels of 2005
dependence on imports from 20.85% to 17.8% by 2030

"Many countries are identifying nuclear energy as a key component of their climate plans.  SMRs offer lower costs, scalability and flexibility, and are easily integrated with other clean energy sources.  They can be deployed to match the specific needs of a country’s power grid, with the ability to scale up quickly as demand dictates. Finally, SMRs can also play a critical role in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors beyond power generation. They can be used for clean hydrogen production, industrial process heat, and desalinated water to meet decarbonization goals, air quality standards, and clean water needs."

U.S. Department of State
One of the most groundbreaking nuclear technologies are the small nuclear reactors

A proven, sustainable technology that is Safe, Clean, Resilient, Affordable, Scalable

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are advanced nuclear reactors, an innovative and reliable low-carbon solution that is safe, flexible, scalable and affordable. These new power generation solutions can sustainably meet energy demand, bringing multiple socio-economic and environmental benefits.

NuScale Power is the first and only SMR developer to receive design approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NuScale SMRs designs have completed comprehensive testing, have completed one of the most extensive regulatory reviews in the world and the team has high confidence in the cost estimates and timeline to deployment.

Benefits of SMR


Small modular reactors have an innovative technology and simplified design which ensures: advanced plant safety, enhanced operability and energy system resilience and flexibility. Being modular, SMRs can easily be built in a shorter amount of time in difficult and isolated areas solving energy issues for local communities.

Benefits for environment

SMRs can be built on existing sites of coal-based plants which will be phased out, generating carbon free energy, minimizing environmental footprint, Solving Water Challenges, Producing Clean Hydrogen and securing transition for the workforce, industry and local taxes contribution.

Socio-economic benefits

SMRs will maintain and create new jobs, will form a new generations of engineers, will be a source of tax revenue, while contributing to the local industry and economy by providing projects to local companies.

SMRs will make a real difference in mitigating climate change and offering a better future to the new generation.

Cleaner, Safer, More Reliable and Cost Effective Energy

There are about 50 SMR designs and concepts globally. Most of them are in various developmental stages and some are near-term deployable.

According to International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, there are currently four SMRs in advanced stages of construction in Argentina, China and Russia, and several existing and newcomer nuclear energy countries are conducting SMR research and development.

The IAEA is coordinating the efforts of its Member States to develop SMRs of various types by taking a systematic approach to the identification and development of key enabling technologies, with the goal to achieve competitiveness and reliable performance of such reactors.

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