Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR): The Next Generation of Nuclear Technology

The Westinghouse Solution to Globally Evolving and Diverse Markets

Westinghouse continues to develop its next-generation, medium-capacity nuclear power plant based on lead-cooled fast reactor (LFR) technology. The delivery of commercially competitive, reliable, zero-emission clean and sustainable energy, with unparalleled safety and flexible operations, are Westinghouse’s key goals.

LFR Key Attributes

  • 450 MWe Net
  • Economic competitiveness and enhanced passive safety together
  • Flexible electricity using a Thermal Energy Storage System
  • Enhanced siteability, with no need for large water bodies in the vicinity of the plant
  • Capability to accommodate globally diverse and evolving fuel cycle policies due to operation in fast neutron spectrum
  • Staged approach to deployment to accelerate technology demonstration