Plans announced for nuclear power plants in Indonesia

United States-based NuScale Power and ThorCon Power are planning to construct new nuclear power plants (PLTNs) in Indonesia.

NuScale Power plans to build small modular reactors (SMRs), which will generate up to 300 MW(e) per unit. SMRs will connect to the existing power grids. They are expected to commence operations by 2032-2039. Meanwhile, ThorCon Power expects to begin the operations of thorium-based PLTNs by 2030.  The power generated by SMRs is equivalent to one-third of the power generated by conventional nuclear power plants while leaving less of a carbon footprint.