Westinghouse to pursue nuclear-reactor funding


Exelon Corp.'s Braidwood Generating Station nuclear power plant stands in Braceville, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, March 19, 2011. The facility contains two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors capable of producing approximately 2400 megawatts (MW) of electricity.

Westinghouse Electric said it's going to compete for a second round of funding for the development of small modular reactors.

Westinghouse said it sent a letter of intent to the U.S. Department of Energy. That will put the Westinghouse SMR, a 225 MWe integral pressurized water reactor based on the AP1000 design, in the running for the funding. Working with Westinghouse is Ameren Missouri, which would host the reactor at its Callaway Energy Center after Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval of the design.

Visit the Pittsburgh Business Times to read more about Westinghouse's efforts.


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