Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP)
UAMPS formally launched the CFPP in 2015. In August 2015, DOE awarded a second, $33.2 million cost share award to NuScale for site selection, characterization and the preparation of a combined construction and operating license application (COLA) for the UAMPS CFPP. Initial licensing and investigative activities are underway with the expectation that the COLA preparation will be completed in 2020.
In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a Site Use Permit DE-NE700065 to UAMPS for the CFPP which permits UAMPS to identify and characterize potential locations, license and construct a NuScale Power Plant at the Idaho National Laboratory. In October 2016, after a detailed evaluation process, a preferred site was selected. UAMPS CFPP is projecting the first NuScale Power ModuleTM to achieve commercial operation in 2026.
“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. 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, general manager of Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)
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