Combined modules produce up to 720 mw of power.
Jack Bailey is SVP, Business Development, NuScale.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: What's distinctive about this kind of nuclear plant?
Jack Bailey, SVP, NuScale: First of all, we're very excited about our groundbreaking technology. It's innovative, more flexible, cheaper and faster to build, all while relying on the proven experience of the light water reactors that have been operating for over sixty years, both in the United States and around the world.
We've been able to take those concepts to the next level in terms of how well we can meet some of the challenges that nuclear has had in the past and do it in a way that makes it simple for people to own, operate, and maintain these power plants.
Our plant has an integral design, which means it puts all the separate components of a reactor plant that you see with the big ones into one vessel. It uses natural physics to recirculate the water and cool the nuclear fuel, and then make the steam that's going to make the electricity.
We do this in a module that's only sixty megawatts in size. But it is configured in a licensed plant that can have up to twelve of these independent modules, all on the same building, that produces up to seven-hundred and twenty megawatts of power.