NuScale Power expo draws 230 attendees

Wash. State Sen. Sharon Brown visits the NuScale Upper Module Mock-up with NuScale CCO, Mike McGough on Friday. | Courtesy of NuScale Power
NuScale Power said Tuesday that approximately 230 people attended the NuScale Exposition (NuEx) that took place Aug 20-21 in Corvalis, Oregon.

Attendees were able to tour the company’s testing facilities and the facility that is currently housing the company's power module and a simulated control room among other exhibits that showcased the company's processes for nuclear fuel assembly and the nuclear core of their nuclear reactor.

“Our intent was to have all of our guests leave NuEx with a thorough understanding of NuScale’s SMR technology and share in our excitement that the NuScale Power Module will play a unique and vital role in the next generation of carbon-free, baseload electricity,” NuScale Chief Commercial Officer Mike McGough said. “And based on the feedback we received, I think we accomplished those goals.”

The event featured speakers from the industry, nongovernmental organizations and local government officials. They discussed the benefits to the economy and the environment that small modular reactors would be able to provide.

“Washington State would save half a billion dollars by utilizing assets we currently have,” Washington State Sen. Sharon Brown said. “And small modular reactors are not your grandpa’s nuclear. They are emerging technologies built on existing designs. New nuclear is smaller, safer, and carbon-free.”

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