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Westinghouse Brings the eVinci Micro-Reactor Closer to Commercialization

Westinghouse Electric Company announced that it has filed a pre-application Regulatory Engagement Plan for the company’s eVinci™ micro-reactor, detailing the planned pre-licensing application interactions with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The plan is aligned with NRC’s whitepaper on micro-reactor licensing.

The eVinci micro-reactor builds on decades of Westinghouse innovation, to bring carbon-free, transportable, safe, and scalable energy wherever it is needed in a variety of applications. These include off-grid sites, remote communities and islands, decentralized generation, disaster recovery, industrial sites, data centers, universities, defense facilities, marine propulsion, hydrogen generation, and water purification.

“The eVinci micro-reactor is a truly disruptive energy technology that will provide reliable, carbon-free energy across the world,” said David Durham, President, Westinghouse Energy Systems. “This action brings us closer to commercializing eVinci reactors by the end of this decade.”

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This regulatory milestone also sanctions substantial technology validation progress achieved on the overall development plan of eVinci micro-reactors.

The plan includes information on the design of the eVinci micro-reactor as well as the regulatory strategies envisioned including manufacturing, transportation, operation, and refueling phases of deployment.

Source: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC.
Date: Dec 16, 2021


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