Westinghouse Joins the Small Nuclear Reactor Market

by James C. Sherlock

Westinghouse, whose flagship AP1000 nuclear reactor is the American entry into the international market for large nuclear power plants, today announced a new reactor, called the AP300, which it claims will be available in 2027.

It will generate about a third of the power of the AP1000 reactor.

It is targeted at about $1 billion per delivered plant, well below the $6 billion plus for an AP1000 plant.

All of the technologies are already licensed by the NRC.