Where is the newest US nuclear reactor being built?

TerraPower recently announced plans to build its Natrium reactor at a retiring coal plant in Kemmerer, Wyoming. This is an incredible opportunity for the state, which currently generates almost 90% of its electricity generation from fossil fuels.

Are any new nuclear reactors being built?

The newest nuclear reactor to enter service, Watts Bar Unit 2 with 1,122 MW net summer electricity generating capacity, began commercial operation in October 2016. Two new nuclear reactors are actively under construction: Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Georgia.

Where is the nuclear plant going to be in Wyoming?

A tiny city in the top US coalmining state of Wyoming is set to become the home of an experimental nuclear power project backed by Bill Gates. The new Natrium nuclear power plant will be located in Kemmerer, officials announced on Tuesday, and will replace a coal-fired plant that is set to close in 2025.

Does Wyoming have nuclear power plants?

TerraPower, a start-up co-founded by Bill Gates to revolutionize designs for nuclear reactors, has chosen Kemmerer, Wyoming, as the preferred location for its first demonstration reactor.

Where does Phoenix get its power?

The vast majority of our energy comes from non-renewable sources: The greater Phoenix area averages more than 300 sunny days every year. So it may come as a shock that Arizona get’s more than 90% of its electricity from non-renewable sources. Specifically, coal (38%), natural gas (24%) and nuclear (29%).

How many nuclear power plants is China building?

Power Map. China has 46 reactors planned or under construction compared to two for the U.S.

Are there nuclear power plants in the US?

At the end of December 2020, the United States had 94 operating commercial nuclear reactors at 56 nuclear power plants in 28 states. At the end of 2020, there were 94 operating reactors with a combined generation capacity of about 96,555 MW.

Where does TerraPower get its uranium?

Natrium is fueled by high-assay, low enriched uranium (HALEU) as its fuel. HALEU is enriched to contain between 5 and 20 percent uranium, which can be produced from spent fuel from other nuclear power plants. Plant sites are expected to be smaller and 4x more efficient than conventional plants.

Does Montana have nuclear power plants?

No operating nuclear reactors or fuel cycle facilities are located in Montana. Montana is not an Agreement State. The state has jurisdiction over x-ray equipment, naturally occurring radioactive materials, and certain radioactive materials that are not produced in a reactor.