- Feb 27, 2022 3:27 am GMT
"NuScale Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to evaluate the potential deployment of NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) nuclear technology.
"La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Dairyland delivers electricity for 24 distribution cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities in four northern states. The MOU signing means the cooperative will explore adding NuScale’s SMR to its generation portfolio.
"In 2020, NuScale received U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval on its SMR design, the first design approval for a small commercial nuclear reactor. SMRs have a smaller footprint, capacity and anticipated cost than traditional high-capacity nuclear power plants.
"NuScale is among several companies developing SMRs, with the intent of reigniting the country’s nuclear power sector. The company touts its reactors as “smarter, cleaner, safer and cost competitive,” adding that the SMRs are well-suited for placement at retiring coal plant sites, preserving critical jobs in the energy industry and helping communities decarbonize."
Photo: "SMRs in America's Dairyland? That's moo-sic to my ears!" - Bessie the Cow
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