NuScale Power’s Customer Advisory Board Holds Summer Session

NuScale Power’s Customer Advisory Board Holds Summer Session

An Abundance of Design, Safety and Efficiency Updates Delight Attendees

Monday, July 29, 2013 8:43 am PDT
"I walked away from this meeting highly impressed at the substantial progress NuScale has made since the last CAB meeting in February"

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Representatives from a dozen U.S. utilities met with NuScale Power at its Corvallis, Oregon, offices recently for the small modular reactor developer’s semi-annual Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meeting.

NuScale Power’s CAB is comprised of 22 member companies including the owners and operators of nearly two-thirds of the U.S. operating fleet of commercial nuclear power plants. Attendees were provided with technical, regulatory, and commercial briefings in order to provide guidance to NuScale on the company’s path to commercialization. Highlights of the meeting included updates on the recently-announced Western Initiative for Nuclear (WIN), module transportability, core design, and plant economics.

In addition, CAB members were presented with a control system update on the company’s commissioned control room simulator. The simulator models the operation of a 540 MWe nuclear power plant using 12 NuScale SMR modules. CAB members also received a full walkthrough of the one-fourth scale AP-1000 prototype test facility and the one-third-scale NuScale SMR prototype test facility.

“I walked away from this meeting highly impressed at the substantial progress NuScale has made since the last CAB meeting in February,” said Doug Hunter, General Manager of Salt Lake City based Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS). “The sole focus of NuScale is apparent in everything they do—from their nuclear plant safety breakthrough to their comprehensive plant economics and efficiencies. NuScale is raising the bar for the nuclear industry as a whole.”

Members of the CAB continue to advise NuScale on an ad hoc basis on specific aspects of its technology, engineering and design development efforts.

About NuScale Power, LLC

NuScale Power, LLC is developing an inherently safe, modular, scalable commercial nuclear power technology. 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. A nuclear power plant using NuScale's technology is comprised of individual NuScale Power Modules; each producing 45 megawatts of electricity with its own integrated containment and reactor vessel, and its own turbine-generator set. One installation can include as many as 12 NuScale Power Modules to produce as much as 540 megawatts. The reactors are cooled by natural circulation and can be shut down safely without pumps or other mechanical systems. For more information, visit: www.nuscalepower.com.

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NuScale Power, LLC
Mike McGough, 503-715-2238