nuclear energy


The generation of electrical energy through the use of nuclear reactors, by converting the energy released from nuclei of atoms in reactors which generate heat. This heat subsequently generates steam which can power a steam turbine to generate electricity.

Alternative label

  • nuclear reactor energy

  • nuclear power

  • atomic power

  • energy from nuclear reactions

  • atomic energy

  • energy from atoms

Skill type

  • knowledge

Skill reusability level

  • cross-sector skills and competences

Essential skill/competence of

Optional skill/competence of



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