Andrew Dodson, in this video, states the case for the use of Thorium fuel cycle Molten Salt Reactors, but acknowledges that Uranium fuel cycle MSRs can also do the job. In particulat, Terrestrial Energy of Canada is developing a small highly safe Intriguel Molten Salt Reactor that can be brought to market within the next 10 years. These eactors can be mated to open cycle air turbines, and perform the same load following role as performed by natural gas powered air turbines, with higher safety than offered by natural gas, and without carbon emissions..
The use of Molten Salt Reactor technology toprovide load following capacity for a post carbon grid, is not a new idea for Nuclear Green. It is a reasonably obvious idea whose time is quickly coming. I am not a big fan of Renewable energy, especially wind and solar. Without a generous amount of low cost nuclear technology, energy poverty will be upon uys, creating massive energy related injustice. We need to act quickly in order to bring post carbon energy costs under control.
Andrew Dodson tells the MSR load following story.