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