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Cost-Shared Development of Innovative Small Modular Reactor Designs

The Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Licensing Technical Support (LTS) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to facilitate the development of innovative SMR designs that have the potential to address the nation’s economic, environmental and energy security goals. Specifically, the Department is soliciting applications for SMR designs that offer unique and innovative solutions for achieving the objectives of enhanced safety, operations, and performance relative to currently certified designs. This FOA focuses on design development and certification only but also encourages the development of innovative business arrangements, such as consortia among power generation companies, plant owners/operators, reactor vendors, and nuclear suppliers and fabricators that have the potential to build and operate new SMR plants in the U.S. The closing date for applications is July 1, 2013. Information is available here.