Leading the Effort to Bring Small Modular Reactors to Canada

Small modular reactors are the next evolution of the nuclear industry. Designed to provide reliable, carbon-free energy, they are smaller in size than traditional reactors but based on the same science.

SMRs are a reliable alternate energy source to fossil fuels, and a source of energy that does not emit GHGs. SMRs could enable renewables and help achieve Canada’s climate change goals.

OPG has been leading the effort to bring SMRs to Canada. In collaboration with industry representatives, OPG staff were key contributors to the development of the “Canadian SMR Roadmap” which set the vision and framework for the potential deployment of SMRs.

With a history of 50 years of safe nuclear operations, proven operations and project management success, SMR vendors are seeking the advice of OPG’s skilled and experienced employees.

OPG is collaborating with leading SMR vendors like NuScale and Global First Power (GFP), both of which are working to deploy ground-breaking SMR technologies. Recently, OPG’s work with GFP led to the achievement of a significant milestone: submission of the first-ever regulatory licence application in Canada for an SMR.

OPG has the experience and versatility to lead the advancement of SMRs. OPG is already a leader in clean energy generation, with a portfolio that is more than 90% free of smog and carbon emissions. Adding SMRs is another positive step in OPG’s multi-technology approach to a cleaner future.

OPG is already a leader in clean energy generation, with a portfolio that is more than 90% free of smog and carbon emissions.