TC Energy believes that small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) might be able to help power oil sands operations. The company holds a stake in the nuclear generating company, Bruce Power, and has existing commercial relationships with oil sands producers. The company is also evaluating a variety of low-emission alternatives for powering its pipeline operations in the US. TC Energy cautions that SMR technology will require a considerable amount of time to prove its technical and commercial viability. Don’t look for SMR development this decade, the company noted.
SOURCE: Victoria Times Colonist – TC Energy SMRs