Lecture, Central London, Wednesday, 19 Apr 2023 - 18:00

What Is the Role of Nuclear Power in a Net Zero System?

photograph of a nuclear power station

The UK’s nuclear power reactors have provided a significant proportion of the UK’s low carbon electricity over their lifetimes. Most will retire in this decade. Advances in technology mean that modern systems can compete with other forms of low carbon energy.

The lecture will discuss the progress made in development of Small Modular Reactors which make these systems promising for future deployment and the additional functionality offered by next generation systems for hydrogen production and heat as well as electricity.

Dame Sue Ion

Dame Sue Ion

Dame Sue Ion is currently Hon President of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear and is a member of the UK Nuclear Regulator’s Independent Advisory...

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