Three Seas Initiative Summit


While in Bucharest, Secretary Kerry also launched the Nuclear Expediting the Energy Transition (NEXT) One Stop Shop for SMR Support.  The One Stop Shop will provide countries in Europe and Eurasia that are approaching SMR deployment decisions at the NEXT virtual center where they can apply for a suite of advanced project preparation tools and services.  These services may include in-person technical, financial, and regulatory consultancies and advisory services; expert study tours to visit U.S. nuclear facilities, national laboratories, and universities; competitively selected provision of an SMR simulator to support workforce development as a regional training hub; and university-to-university partnerships for curricula development, faculty and graduate student and other educational exchanges to support the next generation of nuclear engineers, operators, and technicians who prioritize the highest international standards of nuclear security, safety, and nonproliferation.

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

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