World Nuclear Association: 2019:
• There is strong interest in small and simpler units for generating electricity from nuclear power, and for process heat.
• This interest in small and medium nuclear power reactors is driven both by a desire to reduce the impact of capital costs and to provide power away from large grid systems.
• The technologies involved are numerous and very diverse.
James Conca, Geochemist: Today’s energy markets are characterized by low natural gas prices, heavily subsidized renewable generation and low growth in electricity demand. American vendors also compete in the international markets for the deployment of Small Modular Reactors, SMRs, and other advanced nuclear reactor designs. Unfortunately, most countries like Russia and China directly subsidize their nation’s nuclear technologies in order to penetrate global markets.
World Nuclear Association - Summary of Small nuclear power plants with many applications for the past, present and future.
This us a summary of desalination and water treatment technologies in use in countries around the world. These technologies need lots of energy. Nuclear and fossil fuels are in use now. Nuclear will play a much larger role in the future.