Recently, Small Modular Reactors have emerged as an economically attractive and environmentally sustainable solution to global electric demand growth. LINK’s familiarity with the applicability and availability of SMR technologies and all other generation technologies can support a robust “resource planning” assessment of new generation alternatives.
No other company, let alone one with SDVOSB status, has Link's Small Modular Reactor (SMR) credentials and experience. Link personnel have been directly involved with NuScale and mPower technologies and have been integrated with all aspects of the U.S. SMR industry. Specific SMR experience of the Link team includes the following:
- Development of a comprehensive business plan for a startup company that focused on supporting all SMR technology developers. Global SMR technologies were addressed as well as unique USNRC licensing issues: licensing fees, emergency planning, control room staffing and others. Experience gained included a broad knowledge of the domestic and international SMR technologies, deployment tracks and market applications.
- Strategic support for several SMR developers in their pursuit of the recent DOE Funding Opportunity Notice. Link consultants gained direct insight to current SMR licensing and deployment considerations.
- SMR Corporate Board Memberships
- SMR Technical Advisory Board membership
- Establishment of a comprehensive scope, budget and schedule for SMR licensing and deployment; gaining insight to the facts associated with SMR commercialization
- Development of a Project Management and Risk Management program for commercializing SMR technology. This involved assessing and planning SMR engineering, licensing, construction, startup and operations requirements
- Establishment of an SMR design control program
- Participation in high level talks between the South Korean and the Argentinean government and utility representatives dealing with large reactor and Small Modular Reactor deployments
- On behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), co-authored a white paper: “Consideration of other Incentives/Disincentives for Development of Nuclear Power”. This effort involved assessing all nuclear technologies, with particular emphasis on SMRs
- Engaged as invited speaker on matters related to nuclear energy and SMRs
In addition to broad and deep SMR-specific experience, Link consultants have developed power generation projects of various technologies. We are familiar and experienced with issues such as technology selection, site selection, proforma development and analysis, permitting, licensing, financing, transmission interconnections, power purchase agreements, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance. This broad range of expertise is necessary to effectively assess opportunities for SMRs at government and private facilities.
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