Operating Costs for a NuScale Nuclear Power Plant
The simplicity of the NuScale design results in lower operational costs for a variety of plant systems.
Refueling, a significant operational cost, is turned into a routine task instead of a costly every two year evolution.
Smaller electric turbine sizes allow for the use of standard work horse turbines requiring little maintenance.
Fewer nuclear systems translate into fewer opportunities for equipment to fail and less required maintenance.
Operations of multiple module sites lead to centralized maintenance and reduced costs.
Improved reliability cuts down time and increases unit capacity factors to improve utilization of the plant as a capital asset.