Next-Generation BWR Development

The Next-generation Light Water Reactor Development project is underway as a national initiative bringing together government, electric power utilities, manufacturers, and others to work on a replacement light water reactor for which construction demand is anticipated to start around 2030.This METI project is a cooperative venture with the Institute of Applied Energy as the lead agency.

The project will establish an optimum plant concept combining six key technologies.

Development of Model Next-Generation BWR