NuScale has designed a new kind of nuclear power plant that is smarter, safer, cleaner, and more cost competitive than the large gigawatt nuclear power plants of the past.
At the heart of the NuScale power plant is the NuScale Power Module (NPM), a small modular reactor (SMR) that brings together traditional componentsthe reactor vessel, steam generator, pressurizer, and containmentinto a single, simplified, and fully factory-fabricated unit. Each NPM can produce 200 megawatts thermal (MWt) of heat energy or 60 megawatts of electricity (MWe), and one NuScale plant can house up to 12 NPMs for a total output of 684 MWt (net)/720 MWe (gross). This scalability feature is unique to NuScale and allows for customization of facility output to match demand and project economics.
NuScale has achieved a paradigm shift in the level of safety of a nuclear power plant facilitysafety comes first, second to none. NuScales Triple Crown for Nuclear Plant Safety design ensures that on loss of all electricity to the power station, an undesirable situation for other nuclear plant designs, each NPM will safely shut down and self-cool, indefinitely, with no need for operator or computer action, AC or DC power, or additional water. This capability is a first for commercial nuclear power.