The chair of UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering Physics says nuclear energy is at a “pivot point” as development progresses on new types of reactors.

Paul Wilson spoke yesterday during a Madison event hosted by the Customers First Coalition focused on new nuclear technologies. He highlighted the potential for small modular reactors, which are being advanced by a Portland company called NuScale Power.

He explained the “conventional wisdom” in the nuclear field has been that bigger projects produce electricity more cheaply.

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