Should Los Alamos continue on to the next phase of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) - a nuclear electric generation facility proposed to be constructed at Idaho National Laboratory that uses small modular reactor (SMR) technology?
UPDATE AUG. 26, 2020: Members from the Board of Public Utilities and Councilors voted to continue on to the next phase of the Carbon Free Power Project. (Press Release)
The 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) on August 19 and 25. 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 located.
Visit the webpage for more information on the project, project history, upcoming meetings, and documents: CARBON FREE POWER PROJECT page and read the Project Status Summary and Overview prepared by UAMPS: June 15 2020.
DOCUMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED AT THE AUG. 19 AND 25 BPU AND COUNCIL MEETINGS:
Notice of Conditional Approval of CFPP Budget and Plan of Finance: July 15, 2020
Los Alamos Revised Amended CFPP Budget and Plan of Finance: July 15, 2020
CFPP Board Resolution Conditionally Approving a Revised Budget and Plan of Finance: July 15 2020
SCHEDULED VIRTUAL MEETINGS:
PROVIDE WRITTEN COMMENTS BY 11:59 PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2020 . ALL FEEDBACK WILL BE SHARED WITH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND COUNTY COUNCILORS PRIOR TO THEIR DECISION MEETINGS. AFTER THIS PLATFORM CLOSES, CITIZENS MAY STILL PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE VIRTUAL AUG. 19TH AND 25TH MEETINGS. ZOOM LINKS WILL BE PROVIDED ON HOW TO JOIN ONCE THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.
Outcome: BPU and Council voted to continue on to the next phase of the CFPP
August 25, 2020Read More
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