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NuScale Power, LLC Adds Diane M. Hughes as Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 7:42 am PDT
"We are excited that Diane is joining NuScale"

PORTLAND, OR -- Diane M. Hughes has joined NuScale Power, LLC as Vice President of Marketing and Communications with responsibility for brand, marketing, external communication (public relations, media relations and public affairs), digital experience (web, social media and digital channels) and internal communication.

In her new role, Hughes will report to Tom Mundy, NuScale Power’s Chief Commercial Officer and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

“We are excited that Diane is joining NuScale,” said Mundy. “She has the experience and vision to guide the NuScale Power brand forward as we continue on a path toward our first commercial plant, planned for 2026.”

Hughes previously served as Director of Social Media and Digital Experience/Marketing at NextEra Energy, Inc./Florida Power & Light Company. She led a digital customer experience transformation, executed digital marketing and communication strategies, and built a social media all-hazards crisis communication team.  Prior to that, Hughes was Director of Social Media and Web Engagement, as well as, Deputy Crisis Information Team Officer at Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. In addition, Hughes has held positions with the Greater Baltimore Committee, Hermann Advertising Design/Communications and contracted by MaCS GmbH to support Hewlett-Packard’s public relations division in Germany.

Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business and Management and a Master of Science in Management Technology: E-Business from University of Maryland.

About NuScale Power, LLC

NuScale Power, LLC is developing a new kind of nuclear plant; a safer, smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology - a technology initially developed and tested at Oregon State University. Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power, is the majority investor in NuScale. NuScale's design offers the benefits of carbon-free nuclear power and reduces the financial commitments associated with giga-watt size nuclear facilities.  NuScale technology is ideally suited across diverse platforms including base load electricity, load-following support for renewables, very high-reliability micro-grids, and process heat or steam for district heating, desalination and industrial uses.

At the heart of our technology is the fully factory fabricated NuScale Power Module™, an integral reactor vessel surrounded by a high pressure steel containment, which when coupled to its factory fabricated power generation equipment can produce 50 megawatts of electricity.  A NuScale power plant can house up to 12 of these modules for a total facility output of 600 megawatts (gross).  The scalability afforded by the modular design allows customers to incrementally increase facility output to match demand.  The NuScale Power Module™ is premised on well-established nuclear technology principles with a focus on integration of components, simplification or elimination of systems, and use of passive safety features resulting in highly reliable operation underpinned by an extremely strong safety case and unparalleled asset protection, making it suitable to be sited at locations closer to where electricity or process heat are needed.

NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Charlotte, NC; Richland, WA; and London, UK. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com or follow us on Twitter: @NuScale_Power. 

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