Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
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Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
Posted on 03/16/2018
The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) will request the Los Alamos County Council to authorize $63,000 to continue participation in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) through March 2020. Scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Council will meet in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., Los Alamos, NM. Read the Dec. 13, 2019 Press Release.

As recommended by the Future Energy Resource Committee (a citizen ad hoc committee) and at the direction of the Board of Public Utilities, DPU is exploring whether to add a next-generation nuclear power facility to the County's energy generation portfolio to meet a 2040 goal to be carbon neutral.  Through its membership with UAMPS (Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems), DPU is specifically looking at the Carbon-Free Power Project that will utilize small modular reactor technology developed by NuScale Power.Idaho National Laboratory is the where the CFPP will be located. 

Go to the DPU's Carbon Free Power Project page
 for the history of DPU's involvement in the project, presentations, links to video of Council and Board meetings.