Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
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Carbon Free Power Project (Small Modular Nuclear Reactor)
Posted on 07/17/2020
The Board of Public Utilities and the County Council voted on August 19 and 25 in favor of the County's continued participation in the development of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP). The next off-ramp decision will be in 2023.   (READ the Press Release)

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 sited. 

Project Description and History

For a description of the project (including FAQs, documents and project history, including meetings and presentations before 2020) visit the CFPP PROJECT PAGE.

Also read the: Project Status Summary and Overview prepared by UAMPS (June 15, 2020)

Public Comment

Public comment is always welcome during a Board of Public Utilities and/or County Council meeting. Citizens can also provide written public comments on the county's OPEN FORUM page: Written comments will be accepted until 11:59 PM August 9, 2020.  All comments on the OPEN FORUM page will be provided to BPU members and Councilors before the August 19th and 25th meetings. 

Upcoming Meetings

Information on the following virtual meetings leading up to the decision point will be provided as it becomes available (click on the links):




 July 21, 2020 9 am - 3 pm UAMPS, NuScale and DOE discussed the project status to the project participants. WATCH.
 July 28, 2020  6 pm UAMPS and DPU presented to a joint Board of Public Utilities and County Council meeting. WATCH 
 Aug 03, 2020 6 pm DPU conducted a virtual town hall for Los Alamos community. WATCH
 Aug 19, 2020 5:30 pm Board of Public Utilities meeting. Members voted to continue continue in the CFPP. WATCH.
 Aug 25, 2020 6 pm  Council meeting. Councilors voted to continue in the CFPP. WATCH