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United States Patent Application

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A multi-modular power plant includes a plurality of on-site nuclear power modules that generate a power plant output, and a number of power plant systems which operate using electricity associated with a house load of the power plant. A switchyard associated with the power plant may electrically connect the power plant to a distributed electrical grid. The distributed electrical grid may be configured to service a plurality of geographically distributed consumers. Additionally, the switchyard may electrically connect the power plant to a dedicated electrical grid. The dedicated electrical grid may provide electricity generated from the power plant output to a dedicated service load, and the power plant output may be equal to or greater than a combined load of the dedicated service load and the house load. At least a portion of the power plant output may be distributed to both the power plant systems and the dedicated electrical grid.
INGERSOLL, Daniel (Oak Ridge, TN), REYES, JR., Jose N. (Corvallis, OR), GALYEAN, Bill (Corvallis, OR), DOYLE, Jeremiah (Corvallis, OR), HOUGH, Ted (Albany, OR), SNUGGERUD, Ross (Corvallis, OR)
NuScale Power, LLC (Corvallis OR)
15/ 369,528
December 5, 2016
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NE0000633 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.