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What is actually being built is the theme of this year's Small and Modular Reactors Conference, which will take place on Thursday 9 June 2022 at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (FJFI). Participants will get an overview of real projects for the construction of smaller nuclear reactors. The seventh annual conference will bring together nuclear energy experts from the Czech Republic and abroad.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that nuclear will continue to play an indispensable role as a stable source of electricity that, together with renewables, can provide enough power to meet ever-increasing demand. The development of small modular reactors gives us hope that we can respond to this demand more quickly and efficiently," explains doc. Václav Čuba, Dean of FJFI, who is opening the conference

Right after the opening remarks, Tomáš Ehler, Deputy of the Nuclear Energy Section of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, will introduce the participants to the energy situation and development of nuclear energy in the Czech Republic. Representatives of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) from Korea, Nuward EDF from France, as well as Czech companies ÚJV Řež and Witkowitz Atomica will present their experience in the development and construction of new sources. There will also be a view on the issue of small modular reactors and their role in the Czech power grid by ČEZ Group.

The conference, organized by the Alveda agency, is under the auspices of FJFI and the Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic. 

The Small Modular Reactor (SMR) makes it possible to build a nuclear power plant essentially like a kit. The reactors are manufactured in a unified way and then the individual building modules are assembled according to the user's needs. Unified modules make both approval, construction and, of course, subsequent operation easier. Due to their small size, high flexibility and lower power output, SMRs can be placed directly where the electricity generated is needed, which also reduces the demands on the distribution grid.

Further information about the conference and its programme can be found at the website.


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