What We Do
Founded in 2016, The Nuclear Alternative Project is the first non-profit formed by Puerto Rican engineers in the U.S. nuclear industry dedicated to informing and advocating for SMRs and microreactors in Puerto Rico. The strength of The Nuclear Alternative Project relies on its mission to provide information of advanced reactors by engineers and professionals with direct relation of the energy and societal needs of communities in Puerto Rico and whose sole commitment is to the empowerment of such communities.
We work to educate communities about the technological advances in small modular reactors and their potential for social and economic impact.
Our work is specifically focused on communities located in countries with geographical limitations such as small islands and remote regions.
Small islands and remote communities are often the most vulnerable to effects of climate change. However, today's technological advances of small nuclear reactors represent a suitable solution towards decarbonization and economic empowerment for such societies.
For every country or territory where we see application for advanced reactors, we set our goals in three specific phases: engagement, education and collaboration.
We engage volunteers and community partners interested in our cause. Thru our partnerships, we then educate communities and leadership about advanced reactors and their potential to empower communities. We then serve as collaborators between industry and community representatives to help understand mutual needs and priorities.