The Future of Clean Energy in Romania
At COP26, the United States and Romania announced plans to deploy first-of-its-kind U.S. small modular nuclear reactors in Romania. US-based company NuScale is partnering with Nuclearelectrica, Romania's sole nuclear producer, to construct five reactors that will replace 4.5GW of coal generation and eliminate 45 million tons of CO2 per year. It will also create 1,450 power plant jobs, 5,855 construction jobs, and over 23,280 manufacturing jobs.
In honor of this historic agreement, Josh Freed moderated a conversation between NuScale CEO John Hopkins and Nuclearelectrica CEO Cosmin Ghita to discuss the implications of this project for the future of advanced nuclear deployment and global collaboration on advanced energy technologies.