Each NuScale Power Module generates 77 MWe per unit. The 12-module NuScale plant produces 924 MWe (gross) and can power over 700,000 homes in the U.S. with carbon-free electricity. This would reduce CO2 emissions by eight million tons per year as compared to coal, which is the equivalent of taking 1.7 million cars off the road per year.
NuScale's small modular reactor (SMR) technology presents clients with a safer, modular, scalable, and economical solution to off-the-grid nuclear power applications. The NuScale modular reactors would be manufactured at a fabrication plant and delivered to a site for installation. Factory production can increase quality, reduce cost, and shorten construction schedules. Capital costs are lower for smaller SMR plants, opening the possibility of nuclear power to a wider group of potential owners. The smaller-scale modular design also provides more flexibility for installing at sites in remote locations, or for replacing older fossil plants that are retiring.
Due to these benefits, SMRs are drawing a great deal of attention from governments, utilities large and small, communities, and the nuclear industry.