Operational Issues for SMRs
– Overcoming Constraints:
• Licensability of non-LWR technologies in newcomer countries
• Control room staffing and human factors
• Connection to the grid
• Site specific exclusion zones and EPZs
Most of the new nuclear reactors are being built by China, India, Russia and South Korea. They are each developing their own small modular nuclear reactors. They will clearly mainly be buying their own nuclear reactor designs. It is only the middle eastern and other countries that do not have their own designs who will be buying the reactors created by other countries.