Small Modular nuclear Reactors (SMRs) are attracting the attention of government officials and energy leaders because of their small size and investment.
At 50 MWe (gross), compared to a typical nuclear power plant of 1,000 MWe, the NuScale Power Module is the smallest of the light-water SMRs.
SMRs have many useful applications, including generating emission-free electricity in remote locations where there is little to no access to the main power grid or providing process heat to industrial applications.
A NuScale power plant requires a smaller footprint than a traditional nuclear power plant.
NuScale plants are also adaptable to demand. Additional modules can be added, providing scalability as electricity demand grows. With this approach, financial risks and costs are lower, and schedules are easier to meet.
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