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 carbon-free fuel, and small-to-full-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 an SMR technology being developed by NuScale Power. The proposed SMR plant is available in several configurations and would feature 60-to-77-megawatt modules that would generate clean electricity in a relatively small footprint. The SMR plant is expected to be fully operational by 2030.
The scalable and modular nature of the Carbon Free Power Project would help UAMPS participating members meet their objectives to embrace distributed generation, including rooftop solar, by integrating intermittent sources onto the grid and to move to low-to-zero-carbon electricity portfolios.