Source: WilmingtonBiz | Christina Haley O’Neal | May 18, 2020

Advanced nuclear reactor technology developed by Wilmington-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is being used as a guide in multi-million dollar grant projects through the U.S. Department of Energy.

GE Hitachi’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor, a 300-megawatt electric (MWe) water-cooled natural circulation small modular reactor (SMR), is serving as the reference design for the two projects.

GE Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have been awarded grants through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and its Generating Electricity Managed by Intelligent Nuclear Assets (GEMINA) program to lead project teams that will develop digital twin technology for advanced nuclear reactors utilizing artificial intelligence and advanced modeling controls, stated the release.

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