This primer provides basic information on advanced reactors to help the public and stakeholders understand the promise of innovative nuclear technologies. Dozens are under development around the world; this primer focuses on those in the United States and Canada.
This document was originally released in September 2021. The document was last updated in March 2023.
NIA's response to the Office of Clean Energy Demonstration's Request for Information Regarding on the Department of Energy’s use of demand-side support measures for clean energy technologies. (OCED-RFI-23-1).
This new publication follows NIA’s December 2021 report wherein NIA explored how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (and industry) can make advanced reactor licensing both more effective and more efficient while ensuring safety. In this new report, NIA provides recommendations on how the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS), an independent advisory committee to the NRC, can be more effective and efficient in reviewing nuclear energy technologies. To read the recommendation only, please follow the link here.
NIA Executive Summary on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). To read the full report, please follow the link here.