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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Flexible Plant Operation and Generation

The Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS)​ Program's Flexible Plant Operation and Generation pathway conducts research and development to evaluate economic opportunities, technical methods, and licensing needs for light water reactors to directly supply energy to industrial processes.​

​​​​​​Objectives, Research Areas, and Outcomes​​​​​​​


​​​​Develop and support the deployment of technologies to increase the flexibility of nuclear po​wer plants operation and ge​eration, by diversifying their products and revenue.​

​Research A​reas​

Technical and Eco​nomic Assessments​

Thermal and Electrical Power Delivery​

​Safety Assessments and License Consideration​​


Technical and economic assessment of flexible plant operation and generation.

Understand and implement appropriate control interfaces for dis​patching thermal and electrical energy to tertiary industrial processes.

Assess potential damage at extended operations​ and ensure safety when a​ nuclear power plant's operation is extended.


​​For more information, contact:

Richard D. Boardman
Flexible Plant Operation and Generation, Pathway Lead
Idaho National Laboratory

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