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NuScale Power and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are to collaborate on a techno-economic assessment (TEA), studying a NuScale small modular reactor's ability to implement a cost-effective steam heat augmentation design.

Date: Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale,-ORNL-to-assess-SMR-use-by-industry

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) initiative has awarded two vouchers to NuScale Power and Metatomic Energy to support development of their small modular reactor (SMR) and used nuclear fuel conversion technologies. DOE says the two companies will leverage the expertise and research capabilities at Oak Ridge and Savannah River national laboratories (ORNL and SRNL) to advance their projects toward commercialisation.

Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-awards-more-gain-vouchers-11183648

Agreements to cooperate on small modular reactors (SMRs) have been signed between South Korean and US companies during a visit by Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol to the USA. Doosan Enerbility and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate with NuScale Power, while SK and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have agreed to collaborate with TerraPower.

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Expansion-of-US-Korean-cooperation-on-SMRs

Small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale Power has placed its first upper reactor pressure vessel (RPV) long-lead material production order with Doosan Enerbility. The order is for materials essential to commence manufacturing of the first NuScale Power Modules that are scheduled to be in commercial operation at the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems' (UAMPS) Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP).

Date: Tuesday, 14 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NuScale-places-first-order-for-SMR-long-lead-mater

Participants in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) being developed by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) have agreed to continue the development and deployment of a small modular reactor project despite rising costs. UAMPS is a consortium of cities in Utah, Idaho, New Mexico and Nevada. CFPP Partners include NuScale Power (developer of the nuclear power modules), Fluor Corporation (construction and licensing contractor), and the US Department of Energy.

Date: Saturday, 04 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-smr-project-to-continue-despite-increased-costs-10648782

US nuclear fuel developer Lightbridge Corporation has completed work in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to support the development of Lightbridge Fuel. The work was carried out under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) voucher programme.

Date: Friday, 03 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-pacific-northwest-national-laboratory-supports-development-of-lightbridge-fuel-10644641

A new budget plan has been approved for deployment of US NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology as part of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP). The Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) launched the CFPP in 2015 as part of its long-term strategy to reduce carbon emissions and replace ageing coal-fired plants with a carbon-free fuel, and small-to-full-sized, flexible power generating source.

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-budget-plan-for-nuscale-project-10524935

Even oil-rich companies of Middle East are eying reactors, as more nations announce plans for SMRs Russian troops occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, which was damaged by shelling. File photo courtesy IAEA. 2022 was a year of mega milestones for nuclear energy.

Countries around the world turned to nuclear as a reliable low-carbon energy source as they looked for ways to wean themselves off Russian imports and lower carbon emissions.

New plants began operating, deals for small modular reactors were signed and countries announced ambitious plans for new-build.

On the political front, US president Joe Biden signed into law new legislation that will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early. In Europe, the nuclear industry celebrated when members of the European parliament decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/five-major-developments-that-are-setting-the-stage-for-2023-and-beyond-1-1-2023

The approval of a new budgetary plan and an updated agreement on cost reimbursements for the USA's first power plant based on NuScale's small modular reactor (SMR) technology is a key milestone for the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP), the company said.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Further-cost-refinements-announced-for-first-US-SM

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed the fourth phase of its review of the design certification application for NuScale's small modular reactor (SMR). With two final phases remaining, this marks the near-completion of the technical aspects of the review.

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMR-design-review-enters-final-phases