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Westinghouse Electric Canada
- Endorsement date: December 18, 2020
- Organization: Westinghouse Electric Canada
Over the past year, Westinghouse Electric Canada has grown to a 160-employee company with locations in Toronto, Stratford, London, Peterborough, Kanata and Port Elgin, Ontario. Westinghouse Electric Canada has sustained its economic activity and momentum trajectory continuously recruiting new talent, ahead of a recovering and promising market.
As an innovative technology and precision manufacturing company in the nuclear and non-nuclear sectors, Westinghouse Electric Canada is poised for continued growth and expanded commercial activity in Canada.
The products and services – and the ambitions – of Westinghouse Electric Canada align and support the Canadian government’s goal of transitioning to a lower-carbon economy by contributing to a robust and reliable supply of clean energy (and clean air), thereby putting the country on a sustainable, practical path to reaching Canada’s 2030 emissions-reduction targets. We not only share these important economic and climate change goals: Westinghouse Electric Canada actively contributes to achieving them.
Westinghouse Electric Canada is:
- Driving entrepreneurial and productivity growth in Canada through our innovative technologies – e.g. in digitalization, robotics, AI, advanced manufacturing & 3D-printing, and new reactor solutions
- Embedded deeply in building clean infrastructure through nuclear refurbishment projects in Ontario and New Brunswick, while supporting the revitalization of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories– a huge contribution to sustainable, resilient, emissions-free energy
- Supporting the isotope market in the United States with Cobalt-60 in partnership with Canada’s Nordion
- Ready to apply our innovative technologies to the “greening” of Canadian legacy sites (nuclear, mining, orphan wells) – through decommissioning, decontamination, remediation
- Bringing the eVinci Micro Reactor to Canada – as we work with ISED/Strategic Innovation Fund to initiate the innovative R&D necessary for first-of-a-kind commercialization of the eVinci in Canada
We are committed to pursuing in Canada the development and demonstration of the eVinci Micro Reactor for commercial applications. We foresee developing eVinci Micro Reactor applications to meet a variety of specific Canadian needs – e.g. providing reliable clean electricity and heat to remote regions and Indigenous communities, to off-grid mining sites, and to industrial processes that require concentrated low-carbon energy sources. A global market is taking shape as resources extraction companies seek to reduce their carbon emissions. We believe the eVinci Micro Reactor fits such requirements very well.
With strategic federal government support, Canada can become the global manufacturing hub of a low-emission power source that could revolutionize mining operations worldwide. It could offer clean energy solutions to developing countries and jurisdictions where the need for copious, concentrated, safe, affordable and easily managed power is large and immediate – whether for clean water, growing demand for electricity – and for giving people opportunity and hope.
We are convinced that Canada can take the lead in commercialization of SMR nuclear power sources – including their manufacture, supply chain and export. The Westinghouse eVinci Micro Reactor is moving forward towards construction of a Nuclear Demonstration Unit in Canada. The vision of Westinghouse Electric Canada clear: to continue our growth trajectory, to partner with government and other industry players, and, most importantly, to produce Canadian-made safe, reliable, low-carbon energy solutions for our country and for the world.
DEMONSTRATION AND DEPLOYMENT
Undertake R&D program to support deployment of eVinci Micro Reactor
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 1, 35, 38
Undertaking R&D program in Canada in support of commercialization of the Westinghouse eVinci Micro Reactor; program will build on demonstration of eVinci using electricity supply; results will inform subsequent construction of Nuclear Demonstration Unit (NDU) at a licensed site in Canada
Engaged in COG Vendor Participation Program
Concurrent pursuit of R&D program and electrical demonstration of reactor technology expected to provide results on which to proceed with NDU construction, with a view to licensing in Canada
Identification of broad areas of collaboration and mutual interest within the SMR vendor community
POLICY, LEGISLATION, AND REGULATION
Engage with CNSC Vendor Design Review
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): N/A
Currently engaged with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) in Vendor Design Review (VDR) Stages 1 & 2
Obtain confidence that there are no integral barriers with the eVinci Micro Reactor technology that would prevent licensing its commercial deployment in Canada
CAPACITY, ENGAGEMENT, AND PUBLIC CONFIDENCE
Support diversity and deepen Indigenous engagement
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 10, 39
Westinghouse Electric Canada committed to “Equal by 30” diversity program under Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
Committed to deepening engagement with Indigenous businesses & communities on range of mutual interests, including eVinci Micro Reactor
Progress on annual basis towards reaching the “Equal by 30” goal by 2030
Building strong relations of respect, understanding, commitment in areas of energy, economy, environment
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND MARKETS
Participate in international industry delegations
STATUS: IN PROGRESS
Responds to SMR Roadmap recommendation(s): 34
Participation in “Team Canada” SMR industry delegations at international events (e.g. IAEA GC; CEM (NICE Future); commercial events & conferences
Showcase credibility of Westinghouse SMR technologies and Canada’s nuclear supply chain, in support of eVinci Micro Reactor