OPG and X-energy pursue clean energy opportunities
Monica FergusonCleantech Canada Energy clean energy framework agreement gas-cooled reactor industrial sites mining applications Ontario Power Generation
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and X-energy signed a framework agreement to pursue deploying Xe-100 small modular reactors for industrial applications in Canada.
Under the agreement, deployment would occur in Ontario at industrial sites and identify further potential end users and sites throughout Canada.
“As part of our climate change plan, we pledged to assist with efficient economy-wide decarbonization,” said Ken Hartwick, president and CEO, OPG. “Working with X-energy on the Xe-100, we can help heavy industry reach climate change goals by using clean, safe electricity and high temperature steam efficiently produced through evolutionary nuclear technology to power their production facilities and enable decarbonization of their industrial processes.”
The Xe-100 high-temperature gas-cooled reactor optimizes technology to enable decarbonization of industrial end use applications. Combining high-temperature steam and power production, the Xe-100 can support oil sands operations, mining applications, and industrial processes.