NuScale Power Provides Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Congressional Briefing

NuScale Power Provides Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Congressional Briefing

Monday, March 11, 2013 4:31 pm PDT

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Michael McGough, Chief Commercial Officer of NuScale Power, LLC, participated in a Congressional Briefing focusing on the challenges and opportunities of today’s nuclear R&D, the advantages of SMRs, and the numerous SMR applications ranging from electricity to process heat.

Hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in conjunction with Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Research and Development Caucus, the briefing emphasized how SMRs can contribute an even greater share of clean and economic energy for a growing population, while reducing pressures on the earth’s environment and finite resources.

To view more information on the briefing and to view the presentation, click here.

About NuScale Power, LLC

NuScale Power is designing a nuclear steam supply system and nuclear power plant that offers the benefits of nuclear power but takes away the issues presented by installing large capacity. The NuScale design is for a modular, scalable Light Water Reactor (LWR) nuclear power plant system. A nuclear power plant using NuScale’s technology is comprised of individual NSSS modules. Each produces 45 megawatts with its own combined containment vessel and reactor system, and its own designated turbine-generator set. A power plant can include as many as 12 NuScale integral PWR modules to produce as much as 540 megawatts. NuScale nuclear power plants are scalable – additional modules are added as customer demand for electricity increases. These multi-module plants are highly reliable – one unit can be taken out of service for refueling or maintenance, or a new unit added, without affecting the operation of the others. For more information, visit


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