Hot on the heels of the announcement of plans to locate a small modular reactor (SMR) in Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales, on Friday UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to the Welsh Conservative conference for a further SMR to be located at Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia, Wales. A consortium led by Rolls-Royce is developing plans to design, build, and rollout SMRs across the UK.
An existing nuclear power station at Trawsfynydd closed in 1991 making it a good candidate for transformation to meet our 21st century needs.
It feels to me like momentum is really building in our efforts to 'go green'. Though, of course, simply talking about such change is not enough...I am excited to see how these plans develop through the rest of this decade.