Jose Reyes Jose Reyes Photo R2

Dr. Reyes is the co-founder of NuScale Power and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled
small nuclear reactor.

He is an internationally recognized expert on scaling analysis, passive safety system design,
testing and operations for nuclear power plants. He has served as an International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) technical expert on passive safety systems. He is a co-inventor on over 110
patents granted or pending in 20 countries. He has received four national awards; the 2013
Nuclear Energy Advocate Award, the 2014 American Nuclear Society Thermal Hydraulic
Division Technical Achievement Award, 2016 Induction as a Fellow of the American Nuclear
Society, and the 2017 Trailblazer Award from the Nuclear Infrastructure Council.

by James Conca (at Forbes)

NuScale Power is on track to build the first small modular nuclear reactor in America faster than expected.

NuScaleSmrOnTruckNRC just completed their Phase 1 review of NuScale’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor. The small size of its Power Module means it can be factory-built and shipped by truck, deceasing construction costs enormously. NuScaleTwo weeks ago, NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor design completed the Phase 1 review of its design certification application (DCA) by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That’s a huge deal because Phase 1 is the most intensive phase of the review, taking more hours and effort than the remaining five phases combined.

The NRC’s review of NuScale’s DCA only began in March 2017 and the NRC’s final report approving the design is expected to be complete by September 2020. NuScale is the first and only SMR to ever undergo an NRC review. After sailing through Phase 1 so quickly, the company really is on track to build the first SMR in America within the next few years.