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Title: SMR Handbook: Hybrid Energy Systems Involving SMRs

Large-scale nuclear reactors are traditionally operated for a singular purpose: steady-state production of dispatchable baseload electricity that is distributed broadly on the electric grid. While this implementation is key to a sustainable, reliable energy grid, SMRs offer new opportunities for increased use of clean nuclear energy for both electric and thermal applications in more locations – while still accommodating the desire to support renewable production sources. This chapter considers a scenario in which renewable generation would be tightly coupled with the nuclear generation source – behind the grid – to meet the grid demand as an integrated energy system while simultaneously producing other commodities with the available thermal energy.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1178366
Report Number(s):
INL/MIS-14-31395
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Book
Publisher:
Handbook of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors, 1st Edition
Research Org:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS nuclear hybrid energy system; small modular reactor; SMR