Three Seas Initiative Summit


Project Phoenix and NEXT One Stop Shop are subprograms of the U.S. Department of State’s Foundational Infrastructure for the Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST) Program. The United States is committed to supporting the use of innovative, safe, and secure clean energy technologies to power global decarbonization efforts, advance energy security worldwide, and provide options to achieve net zero transition in hard-to-abate energy sectors.

Media Note – Office of the Spokesperson


Project Phoenix aims to accelerate the global clean energy transition by supporting feasibility studies and providing technical assistance to support the pursuit of the conversion of coal-fired power plants to reliable and safe zero-carbon small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear energy generation.

Fact Sheet – Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation


“I just came from a short visit to the recently launched NuScale Energy Exploration Center, which is supported by FIRST– a U.S. government capacity building program advancing the deployment of new nuclear energy.”

“The center replicates the control room of NuScale’s VOYGR small modular reactor, or SMR. This simulator is the very first of its kind outside of the United States and it’s right here at Politehnica University. It will play a vital role in Romania’s clean energy transition, helping to educate the next generation of engineers on how to safely operate new nuclear energy, and establishing Romania as a nuclear education and training hub for the region.”

U.S. Embassy in Romania

Previous Indonesia and Philippines Study Tour

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