DPU: Two More Meetings Slated On County’s Participation In Carbon Next Phase Of Carbon Free Power Project



Carbon Free Power Project is a proposed nuclear electric generation
facility that would use small modular reactor technology. 

Two more meetings are scheduled to provide project status updates on the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP) prior to a decision that will be made by the Board of Public Utilities and the County Council on whether Los Alamos continues on to the next phase of project development.  A joint Board of Public Utilities and County Council meeting is scheduled for July 28 and a virtual town hall for the community is scheduled for August 3. Additionally the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has opened an Open Forum page on the county website, where citizens may provide written public comments and ask questions regarding the project.

The proposed CFPP is the construction of a nuclear electric generation facility to be sited at Idaho National Laboratory that uses up to 12 small modular reactors (SMR). Los Alamos County has subscribed to 11.2 megawatts from this 720 megawatt facility to be operational in 2029, to assist with DPU’s goal to be a carbon neutral electric provider by 2040.  More information on the project is available at https://ladpu.com/CFPP.

The upcoming July 28 joint Board of Public Utilities and County Council meeting is for discussion only and will include a presentations by staff from the DPU Staff and Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) who will be present to answer questions.  Citizens wishing to make public comment during the scheduled 6 p.m. virtual meeting may join by clicking on the Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95187709751 or by telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592. Visit http://losalamos.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx for a copy of the agenda and to watch the council proceedings.

On August 3, citizens are invited to join a virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m.  DPU staff will present the project status and answer questions directly from the community.  Citizens may join the Zoom meeting by clicking:  https://zoom.us/j/93175998603 or joining by phone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 346 248 7799 or +1 408 638 0968 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923.  The webinar ID is 931 7599 8603.  The meeting will also be streamed on the county website and recorded for later viewing. Visit https://ladpu.com/CFPP and click on the link for the August 3rd Town Hall meeting.

Additionally, citizens are invited to ask questions and make public comments on the county’s open forum page. Visit DPU’s webpage: https://ladpu.com/CFPP for more information on the project and how to leave written public comment on the open forum page. Public comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on August 9, 2020.  All comments will be provided to members of the BPU and councilors.

Contact the Department of Public Utilities for more info at CustomerCare@lacnm.us or call 505.662.8333 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.