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NuScale Power, LLC intends to provide cleaner, smarter, and cost competitive nuclear technology to improve the quality of life for all humankind. To do so, we are creating a scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology — our NuScale Power Module™. NuScale's design offers the benefits of carbon-free nuclear power, which is as clean as wind and solar, and cleaner than any fossil fuel. In addition, it reduces the financial commitments associated with giga-watt size nuclear facilities. NuScale technology is ideally suited across diverse platforms including base load electricity, load-following support for renewables, very high-reliability micro-grids, and process heat or steam for district heating, desalination and industrial uses.
At the heart of our technology is the fully factory fabricated NuScale Power Module (NPM), an integral reactor vessel surrounded by a high pressure steel containment, which when coupled to its factory fabricated power generation equipment can produce up to 60 megawatts of electricity. A NuScale power plant can house up to 12 of these modules for a total facility output of up to 720 megawatts (gross). The scalability afforded by the modular design allows customers to incrementally increase facility output to match demand.
At NuScale, our commitment to safety is second to none. The NPM is premised on well-established nuclear technology principles with a focus on integration of components, simplification or elimination of systems, and use of passive safety features resulting in highly reliable operation underpinned by an extremely strong safety case and unparalleled asset protection, making it suitable to be sited at locations closer to where electricity or process heat are needed.