NuScale SMR Becomes First to Complete NRC Phase One Review. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission completed the first and most intensive phase of review for NuScale Power’s design certification application. NuScale’s is the first and only small modular reactor application to ever undergo NRC review. This achievement brings NuScale Power closer to introducing the country’s first SMR to market, with the company saying it puts the U.S. on a path to beat foreign competitors like Russia and China at a global SMR race. The NRC is expected to certify NuScale’s design, and the company’s first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, is planning a 12-module SMR plant in Idaho slated for operation by the mid-2020s based on this certified design.
Power Technology 30th April 2018 read more »