Pakistan is facing energy deficiency for the last three decades, to overcome this deficiency Pakistan plans to expand its nuclear energy sector on large scale. The Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) is a futuristic technology and considered to be the game changer in decade to come. It will help to overcome the deficiencies of nuclear power production while bringing the initial capital cost down. The SMRs technology can help to overcome many problems such as the financial requirement by lowering initial cost investment, beside this usage of very less space, easily transportable, easy increment in power capacity, with more safety and security and ease of dismantling with less cost after completion of life span. The article discusses the energy scenario of Pakistan, mentioning nuclear energy as a solution, the benefits of SMRs technology, development and deployment stages of various type of SMRs under construction worldwide, their advantages and benefits.
Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Power Plants, Small Modular Reactors
Dr. Syed Javaid Khurshid, Ph.D. is Distinguished Visiting Fellow with Centre for International Strategic Studies (CISS). Dr. Javaid worked for Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) for 39 years in different capacities as Consultant/Advisor/Director General/Director of Planning, Development & Projects Coordination, Director Biosciences & Executive Secretary, Abdus Salam International Nathiagali Summer College. His expertise is in Mitigation and Control of WMD and CBRN.