(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite efficiency improvements and a decline in annual power consumption, the United States continues to experience a higher volume of electric outages than most developed nations.
Having a resilient and secure grid matters—and it’s why we need power systems that are able to adapt, withstand and recover from extreme weather events in addition to cyber and physical attacks.
For more than half a century, the nation’s fleet of nuclear reactors has been reliably running non-stop—regardless of the weather—to keep electricity prices stable and affordable.
And with new technology like small modular reactors (SMRs) on the horizon, nuclear’s resilience is being further enhanced.
Check out these 5 key resilient features of SMRs: