Planet Forward recently produced a video about NuScale's Small Modular Reactor (SMR). Mike McGough, Chief Commercial Officer, at NuScale Power describes the operation of the NuScale's SMR in this video.
The NuScale nuclear plant uses natural forces to operate and cool the plant. This eliminates the need for many of the large and complex systems required in today’s nuclear plants. This simplicity allows the NuScale Power Module to be factory-built and transported to site. This makes NuScale plants faster to construct, and less expensive to build and operate.
Each NuScale Power Module generates 45 megawatts of electrical power. Additional modules can be added, providing scalability as electricity demand grows. This gives customers with smaller power requirements economical, reliable, and carbon-free power in their portfolio. NuScale’s 160MW thermal output also makes it a perfect fit for process heat and steam applications, such as refining, desalination, and district heating.
Reminds me of the old Slow Poke reactor by AECL...
sounds cool, keep up the good work! jeff
This SMR technology eliminates the single shaft risk inherent in large plants which also have passive safety features so this is good news for investors and ratepayers. A 12 module plant can continue to operate during refueling also maximizing efficiency, another benefit to those paying the freight.