Small Modular Reactors
SMRs are attracting the attention of government officials, regulators, and energy
leaders as a potential addition to the nation’s energy mix. Because of their small
size – less than 300 megawatts, compared to a typical nuclear power plant of 1,000
megawatts - they have many useful applications, including generating emission-free
electricity in remote locations where there is little to no access to the main power
grid or providing process heat to industrial applications.
At 45 MWe, the NuScale Power Module is the smallest of the light-water SMRs, broadening
its market reach and application to markets that require smaller sizes and for customers
who wish to make smaller investments in nuclear power.