Dan Yurman has interviewed the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NuScale Power, Jose Reyes. NuScale designs and markets small modular reactors (SMRs). Its NuScale Power Module can generate 60 MW: small units, alone or combined, can suit a far wider range of energy demand than standard reactors that deliver hundreds of MWs at a minimum. The comprehensive interview covers international and U.S. developments, including plans to commence site preparation in 2021 for NuScale’s first customer, UAMPS. Romania, the UK, Jordan and Canada all feature. Reyes talks about regulatory compliance, supply chains, jobs, R&D, fuel supply and safe disposal. As the nuclear industry continues to make its case for a greater contribution to the energy transition, can the SMR help meet that goal? We give you a summary of the main points made in the interview. A link to the full interview is given at the end.
Energy Post 10th June 2019 read more »