Public Meeting: Carbon Free Power Project … The Next-generation Nuclear Facility 6 p.m. Jan. 12

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos community is invited to a presentation on the Carbon Free Power Project, a next-generation nuclear facility that utilizes small modular reactors. 

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is holding the public meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Fuller Lodge, at 2132 Central Ave. in Los Alamos.

At the direction of the Board of Public Utilities, DPU is exploring whether or not to add the Carbon Free Power Project to the County’s energy generation portfolio to meet a 2040 goal to be carbon neutral.  Specifically, through DPU’s membership in the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), DPU is eligible to participate in this project that is planned to be constructed at the Idaho National Laboratory. 

Speaker Ted Rampton the Chief Governmental Affairs Officer with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), will explain the details of the CFPP, including location, timing, estimated cost and funding. Steve Cummins Deputy Utilities Manager for DPU will discuss the County’s interest, and upcoming decision points. 

More information is available on the County’s website at http://www.losalamosnm.us/utilities/Pages/CarbonFreePowerProject.aspx.

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) operates the county-owned electric, gas, water & wastewater systems under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The DPU is funded by rates paid for electric, gas, water and wastewater services and auxiliary fees, and has provided the community with these service

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