The Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) will be the first NuScale Power small modular reactor (SMR) plant to begin operation in the United States near Idaho Falls, Idaho, at the DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory. The SMR plant will deploy six, 77-megawatt modules to generate 462 megawatts of carbon free electricity.

The NuScale VOYGR™ SMR plant will advance the goals of the Carbon Free Power Project to provide safe, reliable, and cost competitive clean energy to communities across the Intermountain West. The first NuScale Power Module™ will begin generating power in 2029, with the remaining modules coming online for full plant operation by 2030.

The scope of CFPP is to develop, design, acquire, construct, own, operate, maintain, and decommission a nuclear generating facility to be located at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory. The project scope includes all ancillary and related facilities, transmission facilities, water rights, fuel supplies and other properties and interests necessary or desirable in connection therewith, and to sell the electricity generated by the VOYGR™ SMR to the CFPP, LLC Members and such other power purchasers as may be designated by the Members.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Deployment issued the CFPP, LLC a Multi-Year Award (No. DE-NE0008935) dated October 16, 2020, to provide funds for the siting, licensing, and construction of the Carbon Free Power Project.

The intent of the Multi-Year Award is to support the CFPP LLC in the development and demonstration of first of a kind nuclear energy technology, to mitigate licensing and financial risk and accelerate commercial deployment schedules to meet critical U.S. energy, environmental, or economic goals.

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Why Nuclear

The CFPP recognize that NuScale SMR technology, coupled with renewable energy, provides a decarbonized energy supply to meet the future energy needs. Nuclear energy is an excellent replacement for coal-fired power plants reaching the end of their life cycles and provides a clean, safe, reliable, carbon-free flexible resource that complements intermittent renewable energy.

Project Overview

The project calls for constructing a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power plant on the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory using the SMR technology being developed by NuScale Power. The SMR plant will deploy six, 77 megawatt modules to generate 462 megawatts of carbon free electricity, and is expected to be operational by 2030.