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Certrec Supports NuScale Power with Revision 2 Submittal of its Design Certification Application

NuScale’s DCA Revision 2 submittal very timely and well organized with the help of Certrec

FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) November 14, 2018 — Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, is pleased to announce its participation in the electronic processing and preparation of Revision 2 of the small modular reactor Design Certification Application (DCA) for NuScale Power’s submission to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on October 31, 2018. 

NuScale Power is developing a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, and process heat for industrial applications like district heating and desalination. This groundbreaking small modular reactor (SMR) design features a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module™ capable of generating 60 MW of electricity using a safer, smaller, and scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology. NuScale’s scalable design – a power plant can house up to 12 individual power modules – offers the benefits of carbon-free energy and reduces the financial commitments associated with gigawatt-sized nuclear facilities. 

In partnership with NuScale, Certrec deployed its TAKTIX® web-based workflow platform to manage and control the electronic processing of all Requests for Additional Information (RAIs) from the NRC and changes to the DCA. All responses to RAIs and changes to the DCA were initiated, approved, and processed electronically online. The Certrec team processed the final electronic files, meeting exacting government archival standards, and generated the submittal files and DVDs based on content provided by NuScale personnel, which NuScale Power ultimately submitted to the NRC. 

Certrec’s web-based, project-collaboration tools, technical editing assistance, and document processing services were used throughout the project to support the successful development and submission of the DCA. 

“From the beginning of Certrec’s involvement with NuScale, the project has had a unique energy behind it,” stated Brett McLain, Certrec’s Electronic Documents Manager. “It has been rewarding to watch it evolve from one revision to the next. I am proud of our team for the great job they have done supporting NuScale’s efforts to bring their SMR design to fruition, and we look forward to continuing to help in any way we can.” 

”We appreciate the hard work Certrec has offered in helping us reach this significant milestone,” said Tom Bergman, NuScale Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. “This planned revision to our DCA includes very few changes, reflecting the inherent stability of NuScale’s design and our extensive dialogue with the NRC to expedite the path to certification.” 

Processing RAIs and changes to the DCA, by teams of people scattered across the country, presents a number of time-sensitive and logistical challenges. Certrec’s TAKTIX web-based platform allowed NuScale project personnel continuous, real-time access to all project materials, regardless of their physical location, significantly streamlining the processes. 

“We are extremely proud to be a major partner with NuScale,” said Michelle Thomas, Certrec Operations Director. “NuScale’s design is very important to the future of the nuclear power industry and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the team’s success.”

Certrec’s large-document processing services are in demand. The company currently is involved in several DCA/DCD/COLA projects as well as supporting the ongoing maintenance of several plant UFSARs.

About Certrec:
Certrec is a leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions for the energy industry with the mission of helping ensure a stable, reliable, bulk electric supply. Since 1988, Certrec’s SaaS applications and consulting know-how have helped hundreds of power-generating facilities manage their regulatory compliance and reduce their risks.

Certrec’s engineers and business teams bring a cumulative 1,500 years of working experience in regulatory areas of compliance, engineering, and operations, including nuclear, fossil, solar, wind facilities, and other Registered Entities generation and transmission.

Certrec has helped more than 120 generating facilities establish and maintain NERC Compliance Programs. We manage the entire NERC compliance program for 60+ registered entities in the US and Canada that trust us to decrease their regulatory and reputational risk. Certrec is ISO/IEC 27001:2022 certified and has successfully completed annual SOC 2 Type 2 examinations.

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