Safe - NuScale's passive safety systems, using natural circulation for emergency feedwater cooling, eliminate the need for external emergency power. Modules are submerged in a below-grade water pool in a seismic category 1 building, making them resilient to a suite of natural events including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados and floods.
Modular - Factory fabrication of modular components at U.S. and international facilities helps lower costs, reducing construction schedules, and providing flexibility for changing demand volumes.
Scalable - Modules can be added to a plant incrementally, allowing customers to expand the facility’s installed capacity over time to meet load growth and lower the initial capital cost of the facility.
Reliable - Under a micro-grid arrangement, a 924 MWe NuScale power plant can provide 154 MWe of highly reliable power at 99.95% reliability to mission critical infrastructure without the need for a more expensive backup battery or diesel-fueled power supplies, and can provide 770 MWe of high capacity, reliable baseload generation at over 95%.
Smarter Technology - The SMR consists of an integral nuclear steam supply system in which the reactor core, the steam generators and the pressurizer are all contained in a single vessel. The simple design eliminates reactor coolant pumps, large bore piping and other systems and components found in large conventional reactors.
Small Electric Grid Application - NuScale's range of power plant solutions can meet diverse needs and geographic areas, including small grids, island installations, remote off-grid communities and the retirement of coal power plant sites.