Site Permit Issued for Potential SMR Nuclear Plant in Idaho

 Site Permit Issued for Potential SMR Nuclear Plant in Idaho

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) signed an agreement that gives UAMPS a site permit for a nuclear power plant in Idaho.
UAMPS plans to build and operate a 570-MW nuclear plant using several of NuScale’s 30-MW small modular nuclear reactors, according to The Energy Collective. The 110-year agreement period includes a 10-year licensing period, site preparation and plant construction followed by 99 years of plant operation and retirement, the article said.
The specific site has not been determined, but it will be within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory. Enercon has been conducting site surveys and has recommended a short list of five locations for more analysis and final site selection, the article said.
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