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
NewsBulletThe Board of Public Utilities and the County Council will decide on the County's continued participation in the development of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) in August/September. Specifically, the BPU and Council will determine if it is in the best interest of Los Alamos to commit to funding for the next phase of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) or to exit? 

If the BPU and Council approve this next phase of the project in August or September, there will still be additional off-ramps decisions prior to the construction of the CFPP.

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 CARBON FREE 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 will decide whether or not to continue in the CFPP
 Aug 25, 2020 6 pm  Council meeting. Councilors will decide whether or not to continue in the CFPP