FACT SHEET: USTDA Civil Nuclear Energy Programming

Civil nuclear energy holds promise as a clean and secure energy solution, and USTDA is at the forefront of supporting our partners both to develop frameworks for deployment and to advance their individual infrastructure needs. USTDA’s civil nuclear energy programming generates opportunities for U.S. companies while helping our overseas partners advance their energy and climate priorities. Among the Agency’s programming is support for innovative small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.

  • Europe and Eurasia Regional: Over the next two years, USTDA will host four workshops in Europe and the United States to promote industry-wide transatlantic partnerships and support decision-makers as they plan for implementation of civil nuclear energy projects.
  • Europe and Eurasia Regional:  USTDA funded and organized a five-part workshop series on SMR technology and civil nuclear energy regulations and standards. The series focused on convening U.S. and European and Eurasian public and private sector officials to focus on creating an enabling environment for SMR deployment throughout the region.
  • Indonesia: USTDA-funded technical assistance will support Indonesia’s state-owned power company, PLN Indonesia Power (Indonesia Power), in its development of the country’s first SMR nuclear power plant. Indonesia Power selected Oregon-based NuScale Power OVS, LLC (NuScale) to carry out the assistance in partnership with a subsidiary of Texas-based Fluor Corporation and Japan’s JGC Corporation. The proposed 462-megawatt facility would utilize NuScale’s SMR technology and advance Indonesia’s clean energy transition.
  • Poland: A June 2021, a USTDA-funded front-end engineering and design (FEED) study bore fruit when its recommendations informed Poland’s decision to select Pennsylvania-based Westinghouse Electric Company to supply the technology for the first three reactors of the country’s first nuclear power plant. Virginia-based Bechtel Corporation was added to the project development team in May 2023. This multibillion-dollar project is Poland’s most ambitious and consequential power sector investment in a generation and will also facilitate the country’s transition away from coal-fired power. The contract is one of the largest civil nuclear projects ever awarded to U.S. industry and will support thousands of U.S. nuclear power industry jobs.
  • Romania: USTDA funded a FEED study in October 2022 to support Romania in deploying the country’s – and Europe’s – first SMR nuclear power plant. The grant to RoPower Nuclear S.A., a subsidiary of the national nuclear energy producer, Nuclearelectrica SA. followed from previous USTDA assistance led to Romania’s selection in May 2022 of NuScale to provide its SMR technology. President Biden announced at the 2022 G7 Summit that USTDA had assembled a coalition of partners to fund the project’s vital FEED study phase, which is the next critical step to implementation.
  • Ukraine: In December 2021, USTDA funded a licensing gap analysis for the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine to facilitate the introduction of SMR technology to the country. USTDA’s funding will provide Ukraine with a framework within which it can deploy SMR technology for its future energy security needs. NuScale is serving as the contractor for this activity.


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