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Clean Energy Demonstration, Innovation, and Research (CEDIR) Park

Advancing the technological readiness of low-carbon hybrid energy systems enabled by SMRs

 

The vision of CNL’s Clean Energy Demonstration, Innovation, and Research (CEDIR) park is to advance the technological readiness of low-carbon hybrid energy systems enabled by Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). The CEDIR park will be a demonstration platform of clean energy technologies including a nuclear-renewable hybrid energy system (NR-HES). Within an NR-HES SMRs synergise with renewable power generation, hydrogen generation, energy storage and distribution techniques, and low-carbon technologies to become a comprehensive clean energy solution. These systems can provide clean, reliable power and services to support remote or isolated communities, manufacturing and resource management industries, and urban demands. Some examples of the benefits of a NR-HES include:

– A reliable microgrid powered locally by low-carbon energy
– Efficient district heating
– Hydrogen powered transportation
– Desalination and water treatment
– Heated greenhouse to enable agriculture in cold climates
– Heat for industrial processes

The Clean Energy Demonstration, Innovation, and Research park is a demonstration platform of low-carbon systems enabled by Small Modular Reactors for diverse applications

As a demonstration of a nuclear-renewable hybrid energy system, the CEDIR park serves to:

– Offer a platform to showcase the implementation of low-carbon solutions to stakeholders
– Advance the technology readiness level of nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems
– Demonstrate the operation of licensed, coexisting low-carbon technologies