X-energy nuclear power concept assessed favorably for existing power plant sites
X-energy and South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) have completed a joint study to examine the technical and economic feasibility of siting an Xe-100 pebble-bed nuclear reactor at a representative site within the SCE&G franchise territory.
The Xe-100 enables a utility to bring its fleet in line with state and federal greenhouse gas mandates with minimal disruption to its existing network, and the small-scale Xe-100 plant allows for smaller upfront capital commitments and lower overall project risks.
•Steve Byrne, President of Generation for SCE&G, said: “The Xe-100 is an exciting and dynamic technology with a number of benefits for any utility’s long-range plans. Combined with the high technological readiness of pebble-bed designs, the Xe-100 can make a significant and lasting contribution to a clean energy future in the United States.”
•Doug McCuistion, Chief Operating Officer of X-energy, said: “We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with the great folks at SCE&G on this study. The insights gained here will help us continue to make the Xe-100 a reality, and we look forward to further collaboration with SCE&G.”