The article by Mr. Glasco in the Post (https://www.ladailypost.com/content/glasco-carbon-free-power-project) suggests that for 40 years, the cost of power will be $65/MWh, with the possibility of a decrease after that. The facility is not expected to be ready until at least 2027 and so a reasonable person should question accuracy of this estimate.
Other, more-mature, carbon-free solutions are now benefiting from cost savings due to scale of installation. In 2017, utility scale installation of wind and solar with storage are being quoted with a median price of less than $40/MWh (https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Y03Nyg0lZGBrZ8wqDzXSjsSCp50=/1000×0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/10041063/Xcel_Solicitation_Report_pdf.jpg).
Initial research seems to point to UAMPS SMR being a bad deal – I cannot see how, with the still rapidly decreasing cost of wind, solar and storage even $65/MWh will appear anything other than an outrageously bad deal for the consumers in Los Alamos over the 40 years we’re committed to it. However, I am, by no means an expert and would have liked to see the comparisons created by experts, such as Mr. Glasco and included in the analysis of the SMR approach.