Carbon Free Power Project
The Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) formally launched the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) in 2015 as part of its long-term strategy to reduce carbon emissions and replace aging coal-fired plants with a nonfossil fuel, and medium-sized, flexible power generating source.
The project calls for constructing a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power plant on DOE’s 890-square-mile Idaho Site using a SMR technology being developed by NuScale Power. The proposed SMR plant would have 12, 60-megawatt modules that could generate 720 megawatts of clean electricity (if operating at 100 percent capacity) in a relatively small footprint. If approved, the plant is expected to be fully operational by 2027.
The scalable and modular nature of the Carbon Free Power Project would help UAMPS meet its objectives to embrace distributed generation, including rooftop solar, and to reduce electricity demand through efficiency and conservation measures.