- Jun 3, 2021 11:45 am GMTJun 3, 2021 11:49 am GMT
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Bill Gates' next generation nuclear reactor to be built in Wyoming
Billionaire Bill Gates' advanced nuclear reactor company TerraPower LLC and PacifiCorp (PPWLO.PK) have selected Wyoming to launch the first Natrium reactor project on the site of a retiring coal plant, the state's governor said on Wednesday.
Interesting bit of news that I did not see in the morning papers...
That is now two SMR projects that have been announced. Both are of reasonable size, and have deep pocket backers. Mr Gates and Mr. Buffett have announced the second project.
I have to wonder of the 7 year build schedule, how much is permitting, environment studies, etc. and how much is the actual construction. I honestly don't know.
Neither of these projects - by themselves is enough to make up for other facilities closing. If they don't turn into series production, then neither will prove economic in the long run, and we will still have a to figure out baseload power - be it storage, or ...?
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