- Monday, August 30, 2021
AK Small Nuclear Working Group — Economic Viability of Micro-Reactor Deployment in Alaska Markets
Please join us for our monthly AK Small Nuclear Working Group meeting on Sept. 7, 2021, at noon. Our speaker topic this month is “Economic Viability of Micro-Reactor Deployment in Alaska Markets”
John Parsons of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Ruaridh Macdonald of MIT, and David Shropshire of the Idaho National Laboratory will review an assessment of the value of various energy options in Alaska.
The study focused on three different types of markets — remote communities, grid-served communities with substantial infrastructures, and remote industrial sites. It sought to provide a framework to describe and assess elements of what might constitute “value” in each market, resulting in a wholistic options assessment methodology. This framework and the purpose of the value-based approach will be discussed, and a detailed analysis of economic viability of micro-nuclear reactor deployment will be presented. The work was developed as part of the Emerging Energy Markets Analysis Initiative, a collaboration between University of Alaska, MIT, University Wyoming, University of Michigan and Idaho National Laboratory.