Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) Progresses
UAMPS formally launched the CFPP in 2015. In August 2015, DOE awarded a second, $16.7 million award to NuScale for the preparation of a combined construction and operating license application (COLA) for the UAMPS CFPP. As of December 2015, 32 of UAMPS’ 45 members have elected to participate in the CFPP.
Initial licensing and investigative activities are underway with the expectation that the COLA preparation will be completed in 2018. The most important activity is the identification of a preferred site for the project.
In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Site Use Permit to UAMPS CFPP granting it access to the INL site for the purposes of identifying potential locations for the NuScale Power Plant and, if suitable, the long term use of a preferred site for such purposes. UAMPS CFPP is projecting the first NuScale Power ModuleTM to achieve commercial operation in 2024, with the full 12-module plant doing so in 2025.Doug Hunter, general manager of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS):
“As part of our SmartEnergy Initiative, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems continually and carefully monitors and explores all resource options with an emphasis on conservation and efficiency to address the long-term energy needs of members. Program WIN is an example of our efforts to evaluate all options, particularly as we are faced with carbon-constrained baseload generation,” said. “In accordance with state and national efforts to clean up our air and reduce carbon emissions, it is important that we investigate clean, safe, carbon-free SMR technology as a potential baseload resource.”
Doug Hunter announced on October 23, 2014 that the Carbon Free Power Project will submit a combined construction and operating license application (COLA) to the NRC in 2017.
As the only U.S.-based company established solely for the commercialization of its SMR, NuScale and its team of over 600 employees and contractors are working daily on the development of its unique and proprietary break-through technology to bring to market its innovative, simple, safe, economic and scalable small modular reactor.