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With rapidly evolving technology, shifts in energy policy and the regulatory framework, and more favorable economics we're aiming to understand how small-scale nuclear power could fit into the energy landscape for Alaska, and whether the time is right.

The Alaska Nuclear Energy Working Group is an informal group of stakeholders interested in following developments related to small nuclear energy technologies, and in providing input related to any proposed future deployment in the state. ACEP plans to host regular meetings of the working group, which will include presentations from industry and other stakeholder groups. The working group will also be called upon to provide input on future studies, as well as the development of a state roadmap.

Interested in learning more? Register to join the Alaska Nuclear Working Group.

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Small Scale Nuclear Energy: Microreactor Vendors

Emerging technology in advanced small scale nuclear reactors have been proposed by some as an alternative to fossil fuel energy production. What are these reactors? Who is designing them and how are they different?

Thursday, October 13, 2022
6:00 p.m.
Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center

Join the Alaska Center for Energy and Power and the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation for a second presentation on the potential for nuclear energy in Alaska on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center at 3605 Cartwright Ct. Building C. Speakers will include a panel discussion featuring U.S. microreactor vendors, led by Gwen Holdmann. Panelists will share information on their technology and insights on the market in Alaska. Q&A will follow the presentation.

This event will be available via livestream.

Small-scale Nuclear Reactor Public Meeting September 21, 2022

ACEP and the Alaska Northern Environmental Center hosted a town hall meeting in September, 2022 that featured a presentation by ACEP’s founding director Gwen Holdmann, now the UAF associate vice chancellor of research, innovation and industry partnerships. It was attended by at least 140 local residents interested in the energy source and the maturity of the technology.

Nuclear News

15 October 2021
Eielson AFB Announced as Site for Air Force Micro-Reactor Pilot

05 October 2021
Kairos submits PSAR for Oak Ridge demonstration reactor

04 October 2021
IAEA developing natural hazard alerting system

30 September 2021
U-Battery unveils full-scale SMR mock-up

28 September 2021
Renewable fuel additive created in radiation process

27 September 2021
Nuclear needed for hydrogen production, study says