Saint John, New Brunswick (Monday, October 18, 2021) – Moltex Energy, ARC Clean Energy Canada (ARC Canada), and NB Power will be participating in several activities aimed at engaging students in discussions about nuclear energy as part of Nuclear Science Week.
Among these, Moltex Energy, ARC Canada and NB Power will take part in a virtual small modular reactor (SMR) panel discussion and live Q&A with middle and high school students from across New Brunswick. Senior managers from all three companies will discuss the issues and opportunities related to nuclear energy and SMRs.
The event will take place on Tuesday, October 19, from 1-2pm AST on Microsoft Teams. No registration is required. For more information, click here.
Moltex Energy, ARC Canada and NB Power will also release a video series in which employees discuss what led them to a career in the nuclear industry, what they like most about their work, and what advice they would give students. The series includes employees in both technical and non-technical roles, underscoring the diversity of career options in the nuclear industry.
The videos will be available on Wednesday, October 20.
These activities are being organized in collaboration with the Government of New Brunswick’s Centre of Excellence for Energy, which aims to expand energy knowledge for K-12 students through experiential learning opportunities.
Nuclear Science Week is an international, broadly observed week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science. Nuclear Science Week takes place each year on the third week of October.
“There are going to be hundreds of new jobs in the nuclear industry and accompanying supply chain thanks to the development of SMRs in New Brunswick. We want to make sure young people are aware of the opportunities related to the generation of new clean energy.”
- Rory O’Sullivan, CEO, North America, Moltex Energy
“ARC Canada is proud to participate in Nuclear Science Week. With the nuclear industry projected to grow exponentially in New Brunswick over the coming decades, it is crucial we prepare youth for these well-paying jobs in manufacturing, operations and business. The youth of today will play a key role in the energy transition and Nuclear Science Week is a great way to educate them about the opportunities of tomorrow.”
- William P. Labbe, President & CEO, ARC Canada
“This week is a great opportunity to engage in a conversation with young New Brunswickers about how nuclear energy can be part of the solution to help Canada get to net-zero emissions by 2050 and help us continue to deliver safe, reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective electricity as we move towards non-emitting generation. In New Brunswick, nuclear energy already accounts for up to 30 per cent of all electricity used on a given day, which is a key contributor to our approximately 80 per cent carbon free electricity for our customers.”
- Keith Cronkhite, President & CEO, NB Power
“The Centre of Excellence for Energy is very excited to be hosting webinars for Nuclear Science Week. Learning opportunities like these will help to improve the energy literacy of New Brunswick students and expose them to career opportunities in the energy sector.”
- Adam Trider, Centre of Excellence for Energy Lead, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Carol Lynn Landry
About Moltex Energy:
Moltex Energy is a privately held company striving to solve the world’s most critical challenge: providing sufficient clean, reliable and affordable energy. In collaboration with innovators and energy experts, the company is developing a small modular reactor that will help keep fossil fuels in the ground. Moltex Energy was selected by NB Power and the Government of New Brunswick to progress development of its reactor technology in New Brunswick, Canada, with the aim of deploying its first reactor next to the Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station.
About ARC Canada:
ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc. (ARC Canada) is a clean energy technology company developing an advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) offering inherently safe, reliable, and economical carbon free power that deals with waste for both on-grid and industrial applications. ARC Canada has established its Head Office in Saint John, New Brunswick with a goal of promoting business and economic development within Canada. ARC Canada envisions the creation of a sustainable supply chain delivering economic growth, well-paying supply chain jobs and the opportunity for New Brunswick and Canada to take a lead in the advanced Small Modular Reactor technology field.
About NB Power:
For over 100 years, NB Power has been a part of the fabric of New Brunswick, Canada. The provincial electric utility has one of the most diverse generation fleets in North America, with approximately 80 per cent non-emitting generation. Over 2,600 energy experts provide reliable, safe and sustainable energy for over 400,000 direct and indirect customers every day. Using a customer-centric approach, NB Power is committed to developing sustainable energy for future generations of New Brunswickers. Part of this commitment includes investments in energy efficiency programs, energy solutions, renewable energy sources and smart grid technology.