The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the design for the United States' first small modular nuclear reactor, developed by NuScale Power. This means that companies seeking to build and operate a nuclear power plant can use the design for the 50-megawatt, advanced light-water small modular nuclear reactor, and apply to the NRC for a license. However, there are concerns about the costs of the project, which may limit the number of reactors built. NuScale's VOYGR power plant is expected to be a cost competitive source of reliable, affordable, and carbon-free energy.
Source: AP News