EPRI welcomes U.K.-based Horizon Nuclear Power Limited to nuclear research program

Published on July 06, 2016 by Alyssa Michaud

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Horizon Nuclear Power Limited recently signed a three-year research agreement that will enable collaborative research projects and shared access to results through 2019.

The agreement advances an eighteen-month partnership that saw productive cooperation on research relating to nuclear plant development, water chemistry, and risk analysis.

“The breadth and scope of EPRI’s research and development has supported us in the very robust regulatory approvals process for the new build design and efforts required to begin building new plants,” Mark Lunn, Horizon’s technical director, said. “Ultimately, with the benefit of EPRI’s support throughout this rigorous process, we will be able to generate enough secure, reliable, low-carbon electricity to power ten million homes.”

Horizon will become one of 19 international utilities that are members of the nuclear research program at EPRI. All nuclear utilities in the U.S. currently hold membership in the program.

“We are pleased to welcome Horizon as a full member in our nuclear research program,” Neil Wilmshurst, EPRI vice president and chief nuclear officer, said. “The new build project at Wylfa Newydd will bring a proven nuclear design to the U.K. Our research results and global collaboration will support Horizon as it seeks to bring reliable, environmentally-friendly power to millions of U.K. citizens.”