The US Integrated Energy System programme, supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE), has established a 2020 roadmap (INL, 2020) for the development of hybrid energy systems integrating nuclear reactors. This programme is the pioneer in the analysis of integrated energy systems and the study methodology developed in this framework represents the international State-of-the-Art for the TANDEM project.
There are three on-going H2020 Euratom projects, ELSMOR (2019-2023), Mc SAFER (2020-2023) and PASTELS (2020-2024), that address SMR safety, and the outcomes of TANDEM project related to safety of SMRs integrated into hybrid systems will be complementary to the work performed in these projects. Other Euratom projects related to nuclear polygeneration, nuclear hydrogen production and Generation-IV Advanced Modular Reactors (respectively GEMINI 4.0, NPHyCO, ESFR-SIMPLE) have just been launched and TANDEM will collaborate with them.
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