United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

ESBWR Overview

The Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor (ESBWR) is a 4,500-MWt reactor, which uses natural circulation for normal operation and has passive safety features. GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) submitted an application for final design approval and standard design certification for the ESBWR on August 24, 2005. By letter dated December 1, 2005, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) accepted the application for docketing, and assigned Docket No. 52-010. For additional information, please use the Advanced Web Search feature of our Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS), and enter 05200010 in the "Docket Number" field to search for documents related to the ESBWR design certification application.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Thursday, April 18, 2013