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JANUARY 2024 – CSIRO has issued their GenCost 2023-24 draft report. SMR-NT is concerned that the Australian Governments, Federal and State, are not receiving the complete information needed to make an informed long-term view of options for electricity supply. Our submission recommends changes before CSIRO issue the final report.

NOVEMBER 2023 – SMR-NT comments on the termination of the UAMPS/NuScale Carbon Free Power Project

AUGUST 2023 - A Just Transition to Low Emissions Technology – Repowering Coal-fired Power Stations Sites in Australia with SMRs.

JUNE 2023 - Opportunities for the Deployment of Small and Micro-reactors for Mines and Remote Communities in Australia – presentation at the 26th World Mining Congress Brisbane June 2023.

FEBRUARY 2023 - SMR-NT submission to the CSIRO/AEMO GenCost 2022-23 consultation draft identified out of date figures used for SMR costs and provided appropriate figures.

JANUARY 2023 - SMR-NT lodged a submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee inquiry into the Environment and Other Legislation Amendment (Removing Nuclear Energy Prohibitions) Bill 2022.

NOVEMBER 2022 -  SMR-NT Technical Director Tony Irwin was one of the group of 15 experts that gave presentations and engaged in Q&A sessions at Federal Parliament on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November 2022.

Presentation 1 - Nuclear 101

Presentation 2 - The case for SMRs

Presentation 3 - The management of used fuel

Download the  presentations to watch the recording of the event

NOVEMBER 2022 - Infographics to provide policy makers and the Australian community with a better understanding of the long-term costs and sustainability of the different low emissions technologies for electricity generation (updated)

AUGUST 2022 - SMR-NT submission 79 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Climate Change Bill 2022, Climate Change (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022 examined the inaccurate and misleading method used by CSIRO to estimate costs of SMRs.

JULY 2022 - We compare the advantages of SMRs, solar and wind.

JUNE 2022 - A Just Transition to Low-Emissions Technology – Repowering Coal-fired Power Stations in Australia with SMRs. June 2022 update incorporating the latest retirement dates and comments received on the February edition.

FEBRUARY 2022 - A Just Transition to Low-Emissions Technology – Repowering Coal-fired Power Stations in Australia with SMRs

OCTOBER 2021 - We compared the overnight capital costs in Australia for SMRs, renewables and fossil fuels with CCS and the winner is:

SEPTEMBER 2021 - Is nuclear power sustainable? We compare SMRs to renewables.

AUGUST 2021 - The Case for SMRs in Australia 2021 (Second edition)

JUNE 2021 - The Case for SMRs in Australia 2021 (First edition)

MARCH 2021 - SMR Global Status Report.

OCTOBER 2020 - When asked about nuclear power, the first concern of many people is safety. This paper describes how we make modern reactors safe.

OCTOBER 2020 - Latest Engineers Australia podcast features SMRs.

SEPTEMBER 2020 - SMR Global Status Report

This report identifies that the two reactors at Pevek are now in commercial operation producing electricity and district heating, three other SMRs are under construction and many more are at an advanced stage of licensing.

JULY 2020 - Nuclear Power Reactors and Hydrogen Production. Presentation for Engineers Australia

JULY 2020 - SMRs for Australia. Presentation at AusIMM International Uranium Conference

JUNE 2020 - SMR-NT Submission on Technology Investment Roadmap.

A Submission by SMR Nuclear Technology Pty Ltd (SMRNT) to the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources Technology Investment Roadmap Discussion Paper, June 2020

APRIL 2020 - SMR-NT Global Status Report.  This report examines the global status of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and reviews their readiness for deployment.

FEBRUARY 2020 - “Net Zero Emissions Target”

SMR Nuclear Technology are calling on the Commonwealth Parliament to introduce legislation to lift the nuclear ban at federal level and on the Parliamentary Inquiries presently under way in the New South Wales and Victorian Parliaments to support the lifting of the nuclear ban in their respective States.

OCTOBER 2019 - SMR-NT submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on State Development Inquiry into the Uranium Mining and Nuclear Facilities (Prohibitions) Repeal Bill 2019 including additional submission on costs.

SEPTEMBER 2019 - SMR-NT submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy Inquiry into the Prerequisites for Nuclear Energy in Australia (Federal Nuclear Inquiry) including two additional appendices.

JUNE 2019 - “NuScale – On Track for Deployment” presentation by Tony Irwin at the Australian Nuclear Association meeting

FEBRUARY 2019 - Small Modular Reactors – Status and Prospects for Australia (Invited article by the Australian Institute of Physics for their journal “Australian Physics”. Published in the JAN-FEB 2019 issue of the journal.)

2019 - Roadmap for deployment of SMRs in Australia (updated)

NOVEMBER 2017 - SMR-NT submission to the Australian Energy Security Board

FEBRUARY 2017 - SMR-NT submission to the Finkel Review.

JANUARY 2017 - NuScale files first SMR Design Certification Application (DCA) to the US NRC.

FEBRUARY 2016 Compensating for Renewables: SMR capability for Load Following.

SMR-NT submission to the South Australia Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission

NOVEMBER 2015 - “A Game-Changer for Nuclear Safety” – invited article for Australasian Science magazine

NOVEMBER 2014 - SMR-NT submission to the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper Green paper

FEBRUARY 2014 SMR-NT submission to the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper Issues Paper

MAY 2013 - SMR Presentation to Engineers Australia

FEBRUARY 2013 - Introduction to SMRs – Tony Irwin


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