A New Power: Economic Impacts of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in Electricity Grids

A New Power: Economic Impacts of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in Electricity Grids

Sustainability
Pages:2 pages3 min read

Author: Babatunde Olateju, Brett Goodwin, Swapna Nair

$0.00

This summary for executives outlines the economic benefits—as well as possible challenges—of deploying small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Want a discount? Become a member by purchasing a subscription! Learn More

This summary for executives outlines the economic benefits—as well as possible challenges—of deploying small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Document Highlights

Small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) can potentially deliver zero-emissions, non-intermittent, and cost-competitive energy for Canadians. But in the wake of an economic recession, they need to yield dividends. We estimated the economic impact of deploying SMRs in Ontario and Saskatchewan from 2021 onward, and what barriers might exist.

Some highlights:

  • Deploying an SMR in Ontario can generate $2.6 billion in GDP, $1.7 billion in wages, and $873 million in taxes for the economy.
  • On average, manufacturing and construction could add 7,042 jobs per year from a fleet of Saskatchewan SMRs. Canada benefits from 10,516 jobs per year during that phase.
  • From concept to commercialization, SMRs require about a billion dollars of development expenditure. This risky pre-commercial phase needs public capital, but governments will be reluctant without major private capital commitment. Financial risk-sharing will be important.

Have Questions?

Contact CBOC

1-888-801-8818

accessresearch@conferenceboard.ca
Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reviews

Be the first to review “A New Power: Economic Impacts of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors in Electricity Grids”

There are no reviews yet.