Conversion of Coal Power Plants to Nuclear

U.S. DOE:  "A new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) study finds that hundreds of coal power plant sites across the country could be converted to nuclear power plant sites. This would dramatically increase the supply of firm and dispatchable clean electricity to the grid and deliver huge gains to the nation’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

"According to the report, this coal-to-nuclear (C2N) transition could help increase nuclear capacity in the U.S. to more than 250 gigawatts (GW). The existing fleet currently has a combined capacity of 95 GW and supplies half of the nation’s emissions-free electricity.

"The transition would also bring tangible benefits back to energy communities with additional jobs, new economic activities, and improved environmental conditions."


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