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...

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Small Modular Reactors

What are SMRs? A Small Modular Reactor is a nuclear fission reactor with power-generating capacity under 300 megawatts. About 1/3 to 1/4 the size of a traditional nuclear energy plant, SMRs feature compact, simplified designs with advanced safety features. Small modular reactors are envisioned to vary in size from a couple megawatts...

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Versatile Test Reactor

In FY-18, Congress allocated $35 million to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy to begin developing a conceptual design, cost estimate, and schedule for a fast spectrum test reactor to support advanced nuclear reactor research and development. Another $65 million was set aside in the FY-19 budget....

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