Powering Canada's Energy Future
NuScale is proud to work with prospective clients and provincial governments in Ontario and Saskatchewan to support the future of Canadian energy.
Our SMR technology, the NuScale Power Module™ (NPM), is built on a flexible platform that can generate up to 77 MWe (gross), resulting in a total output of 924 MWe for our flagship VOYGR™-12 plant.
We are also proud to offer a tailored power plant solution in VOYGR-4 (308 MWe) and VOYGR-6 (462 MWe) sizes. This unique array of power plant solutions allows NuScale to provide Canadian customers a new level of flexibility to meet diverse energy needs.
The Power of SMR Technology
NuScale’s SMR technology is the evolutionary next step for nuclear power. Our technology is built on proven and established fundamentals including pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel and light water reactor technology. Innovating and improving upon on technologies that have a longstanding track record of safety and global adoption, has positioned our technology as the leading SMR option for safe, reliable and scalable nuclear power. This makes NuScale’s SMR technology the perfect replacement for existing fossil generators as these energy sources continue to come offline as part of provincial and federal climate change action plans. SMR stands for Small Modular Reactor and this new approach to nuclear power gives customers greater flexibility, reliability and cost efficiencies over traditional nuclear technologies.
NuScale’s SMR technology is ready to meet consumer energy demands today. Our technology is the first ever to receive U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) design approval, and we are on track to bring the first SMR power plant online this decade.
How Canada Can Benefit From NuScale's Technology
Canada’s energy needs are evolving. At NuScale, we recognize the need for Canada to continue to work toward its climate change targets by adopting energy technologies that are safe, clean and sustainable. We also recognize the need for new energy solutions to be cost-efficient so that rate payers aren’t burdened by expensive and experimental energy projects.
We are proud to have developed a technology that fits these exacting requirements with predicable costs and schedule informed by Fluor, NuScale’s construction partner and long-time contributor to the development of Canada’s infrastructure.
Recent updates to our NPM design has further driven down costs and made our solutions some of the most cost efficient in the space.
The future of energy is here and it is ready today.
Our Canadian Journey
NuScale signed an agreement with Ontario Power Generation in 2018 that created a partnership where OPG provides advice on potential deployment of NuScale SMR technology in Canada and participates as a member on our Advisory Board.
In 2019, NuScale made its first submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) through the Vendor Design Review (VDR) process. Since then, we collaborated closely with Canadian regulators, governments and prospective clients to help make Canada’s adoption of NuScale SMR technology a reality.
NuScale signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Prodigy Clean Energy Ltd. and Kinectrics Incorporated in November 2021 to explore and inform the development of a regulatory framework to address licensing and deployment of a Prodigy Marine Power Station (MPS). The MPS, which would integrate 1-12 NPMs into a marine-based nuclear power plant system, presents a rapidly deployed, carbon-free baseload energy generation solution to replace fossil fuel power plants globally. This MOU builds upon the existing partnership between NuScale and Prodigy, representing a critical step towards the commercialization of this technology
Through this agreement, the three companies will produce technical specifications and a regulatory considerations document on the MPS that will be used to engage regulators and potential customers. The benefits of using Prodigy’s marine power plant system to deploy the NuScale SMR include significantly reduced capital costs, reduced environmental impact, and expedited project delivery schedule when compared to traditional land-based nuclear projects. The MPS would generate scalable and reliable electricity and heat with zero greenhouse gas emissions for on-grid and off-grid locations, at dramatically reduced cost and schedule risk.
NuScale, Prodigy, and Kinectrics will work together to evaluate commercial deployment opportunities where the MPS could be deployed either as the sole power source, coupled with renewables, or used to generate clean fuels, such as hydrogen and ammonia, economically and at commercial scale.
Benefitting the Canadian Economy
At NuScale, we believe that it is important to benefit and contribute to the local economies where we explore project developments. As part of our commitment to Canada, we have engaged with local stakeholders and companies to support a Canadian manufacturing pipeline, which will create high-paying jobs and benefit local economies.
NuScale has an MOU with BWX Technologies (BWXT), a large nuclear vessel manufacturer with facilities in Canada, to develop the fabrication process for our modules. NuScale is advancing the manufacturing process development work at BWXT’s Canada facility in Cambridge, Ontario in preparation for the fabrication of the module. The manufacturing process development is critical to developing NuScale’s SMR technology and represents an example of how NuScale is building out its Canadian supply chain. NuScale also anticipates more contracts with BWXT Canada for manufacturing services related to the upper reactor pressure vessel to commence in 2022 with the goal of supporting a Canadian deployment in 2028.
With our majority owner Fluor, NuScale has developed an extensive supply chain in Canada for serving both Canadian and global customers. In fact, the results of a recent in-house study conducted by the NuScale Supply Chain team reveal that estimated localization capability in Canada for NuScale-supplied equipment is greater than 80 percent, including substantial opportunity for nuclear suppliers in Ontario.
Canada has a long history as a world-class leader in nuclear operations with deep operational experience and a well-established supply chain. NuScale is delighted with the opportunity to add value to and become a part of this history and experience, so that together we can provide communities across Canada with reliable, flexible clean energy that adds both environmental and economic benefits for generations to come.
- NuScale Power Building Out Canadian Supply Chain, Advancing Manufacturing Work with BWXT Canada Facility in Preparation for Fabrication of the NuScale Power Module™
- NuScale, Prodigy and Kinectrics Collaborate to Propose Regulatory Framework for Marine-Deployed Nuclear Generating Station
- NuScale and Prodigy Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Support Business Development for a Marine-Deployed Nuclear Generating Station Powered by the NuScale Small Modular Reactor
- NuScale Power Announces an Additional 25 Percent Increase in NuScale Power Module Output; Additional Power Plant Solutions; Meeting Canada’s Needs
- NuScale Completes Next Major Accomplishment for the Vendor Design Review with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
- NuScale Submits Phase 1 and 2 Combined Pre-Licensing Vendor Design Review to Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
- NuScale Applauds NRC-CNSC Collaboration
- NuScale Expands Canadian Market Effort Through MOU with Bruce Power
- NuScale and Ontario Power Generation Sign MOU to Support SMR Expansion to Canadian Market