Reliability for a NuScale Nuclear Power Plant

Fewer safety systems lead to fewer “scrams” (nuclear system shutdowns), increasing reliability and capacity factors.

Frequently planned refueling outages by resident trained crews preclude the need to bring large capacity amounts off line and improve refueling outage time frames leading to more electricity annually flowing to the grid.

Multiple small modular systems reduces the risk of the entire plant being forced off line (single shaft failure) leading to higher capacity factors and improved generation profiles.

Multiple small modular systems reduces the risk of the entire plant being forced off line (single shaft failure) leading to higher capacity factors.
Fewer Systems, Fewer SCRAMS Chart
Fewer Systems, 73% Fewer SCRAMS