The Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) Program will develop crosscutting technologies that directly support and complement the Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy’s (DOE-NE) advanced reactor and fuel cycle concepts, focusing on innovative research that offers the promise of dramatically improved performance.
NEET will coordinate research efforts on common issues and challenges that confront the DOE-NE R&D programs (Light Water Reactor Sustainability [LWRS], Next Generation Nuclear Plant [NGNP], Advanced Reactor Technologies [ART], and Small Modular Reactors [SMR]) to advance technology development and deployment. The activities undertaken in the NEET program will complement those within the other DOE-NE R&D programs and avoid any duplication of effort.
The NEET Program consists of three elements:
Crosscutting Technology Development, which is broken into five subprograms:
- Reactor Materials
- Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation
- Advanced Methods for Manufacturing
- Proliferation and Terrorism Risk Assessment
- Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling Simulation