The Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy is investing $11 million in three cost-shared projects on domestic advanced nuclear technology. DOE said Thursday it is awarding funds across two out of three study areas under the fourth wave of NE's funding opportunity announcement titled U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear Technology Development.
The program has a total of three study areas: first-of-a-kind nuclear demonstration readiness, advanced reactor development projects and regulatory assistance.
The first area covers the design and development of reactors for existing plants with notable technical risk, while the second area aims for ideas that support the commercialization of advanced reactors. The third area seeks to address issues in design regulation and support efforts to certify advanced reactor technologies.
DOE has awarded grants to Utilities Service Alliance, STP Nuclear Operating Company and SC Solutions under the second and third study areas.