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Small modular nuclear reactor developer adds two utilities to advisory council

Generation mPower LLC (GmP) has added two new member utilities to its Industry Advisory Council (IAC) that provides expert review, insights and feedback regarding licensing and design activities for the B&W mPower small modular reactor (SMR).

The new members are JEA from Jacksonville, Fla., and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) from Canada. Their additions brings the total membership to 29 utilities.

“The utility industry recognizes that SMRs are a compelling solution for generating emissions-free power in a cost-competitive manner. We welcome the valuable insights that will be gained from JEA and OPG as we move forward with plans to deploy the first B&W mPower reactor,” said Christofer M. Mowry, president of Babcock & Wilcox mPower, Inc. and President and CEO of GmP.

The IAC has been meeting regularly for more than two-and-a-half years. Fifteen of the IAC utility members also belong to the Generation mPower Industry Consortium, which is dedicated to addressing and influencing the proper regulatory framework, design requirements and licensing infrastructure necessary to support the construction of a practical SMR plant featuring the B&W mPower reactor.

GmP is a company formed by affiliates of The Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE:BWC) and Bechtel Power Corp. to design, license and build the Generation III++ small modular nuclear power plant based on B&W mPower SMR technology.

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