The U.S. needs scalable, baseload, clean energy resources. VERTical’s project areas and initiatives focus on accelerating deployment for next-generation nuclear and preparing the market to serve the industry for decades to come. VERTical will establish target sector collaboration groups to bring private and public entities together to solve industry challenges. These experts and actions will move next-generation nuclear and other advanced clean energy technologies forward.
Facilitate Next-Generation Reactor Demonstration & Deployment Projects
Next-generation nuclear energy reactor technologies are first-of-a-kind and will require varied technical support, equipment and resources pipelines to create a sustainable industry. VERTical will collaborate with next-gen reactor companies to identify opportunities and plan and provide technical expertise and resources.
Build the Advanced Nuclear U.S. Supply Chain Industry
A domestic supply chain for next-generation nuclear does not exist. The newly established Clean Energy Supplier Alliance will fuel growth and advance the deployment of new nuclear energy reactors by filling gaps, removing barriers and solving challenges in the industry’s supply chain.
Grow the Advanced Clean Energy Market
VERTical project partners will identify suitable properties and work with appropriate entities to eliminate encumbrances and secure funding for infrastructure or other required improvements to pre-package certified sites for future nuclear reactor and advanced clean energy technology projects.
Ready the Advanced Nuclear Workforce
VERTical’s workforce readiness initiatives will engage industry, labor, education and training institutions from elementary to higher education and other partners to identify skills gaps and future industry requirements to prepare tomorrow’s nuclear skilled-trades and professional workforce.
Attract Capital for Advanced Nuclear
This project will help form a central location for investors to learn about new nuclear energy industry players and focus capital investments to accelerate the deployment of next-generation nuclear power reactor projects.
Establish a Nuclear Quality Management National Center of Excellence
Industry project partners will collaborate to establish a Nuclear Quality Management Center of Excellence to support the origination of a modern U.S. nuclear energy supply chain.
Educate & Advocate for Nuclear Energy
VERTical will collaborate with local, state and federal entities for ongoing nuclear energy education and advocacy efforts to build knowledgeable audiences, strengthen relationships, dispel disinformation and provide factual information.