Supporting Canada’s clean energy future
Provinces across Canada are well-positioned to continue lowering emissions to reach their net zero goals by including nuclear energy as a vital component of their clean energy mix.
Nuclear power... can help in reaching our climate targets while addressing growing future demand.
Canadian Natural Resources Minister
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GEH’s BWRX-300 represents the latest evolution of the economic simplified boiling water reactor (ESBWR). Melding proven ESBWR technology with advanced construction solutions and innovative building techniques results in a SMR that is smarter, safer, faster to construct, and less costly to operate.
Modular and open-top construction enables a BWRX-300 to be built in 24–36 months with 50% less concrete.
Built on a 60+-year legacy of developing BWR nuclear reactors currently operating around the globe.
Nuclear’s carbon footprint is miniscule compared to fossil fuels. In fact, if all the world’s coal and natural gas plants were replaced with low-carbon nuclear, global CO2 emissions would be reduced by nearly 13 billion tons annually.
Yes! There are 21 operable nuclear power reactors at four nuclear generating stations in Canada which, in 2022, provided approximately 15% of Canada’s electricity.
The nuclear industry supports approximately 60,000 Canadian jobs, and nearly 200 Canadian companies supply products and/or services to the industry.
Deploying the first GEH BWRX-300 SMR in Ontario is estimated to generate approximately:
All this is in addition to the fact that early leadership position in SMR technology could secure a significant share of the projected $400 to $600 billion global market for the country.
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is Canada’s nuclear regulator. It is an independent agency with quasi-judicial powers that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources.
The CNSC is responsible for regulating the use of nuclear energy and materials to protect the health, safety, and security of Canadians and the environment. It provides licensing to facilities and can impose legal penalties for violations.
Many uses for nuclear technology exist beyond power generation, including:
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Always on the vanguard of development, the USA is poised to launch the next generation of nuclear technology.