ITER Project Fact Sheet
The mission of the international ITER project is to demonstrate the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion energy, using strong magnetic fields to confine fusion fuels in a plasma state hotter than the sun. Fusion has the potential to yield clean, abundant, safe energy that can be a major contributor to the US energy portfolio in the future. ITER will allow scientists to study reactor-scale burning plasmas and explore technical challenges related to the development of a power-producing fusion reactor. ITER will be the largest tokamak ever constructed and is designed to demonstrate 500 MW of fusion power. As a research facility, ITER is expected to have a 20 year operational lifespan and will provide supporting R&D for the development of a prototype power plant.
Last Updated: June 7, 2022 - 1:43 pm