If you live near the Washington coast southwest of Puget Sound and have some free time in the afternoon on August 24, 2009, I encourage you to take a trip to Grays Harbor and sit in on the regularly scheduled Public Utility District (PUD) Board of Commissioners Meeting. If you attend, you will be able to observe the board learning a bit more about the NuScale modular nuclear power plant concept. Just in case you are not sure how far it is to Grays Harbor from your current location, here is a map showing the relationship to some major landmarks.
If you live somewhere else or do not have the time to go to the meeting and talk to the engineers and marketing team, I encourage you to read Public Invited to Informational Meeting on Small-Scale Nuclear Power. The article contains a nice summary of why NuScale is different from other nuclear power plant designs and why the plant might be suitable for a customer needing anything from 45 MWe to 1080 MWe by installing anywhere from 1 to 24 modules on a single site, and monitored by operators in a single control room.
Update: (Posted on August 21, 2009 at 0545) – GreentechMedia has more information about the meeting and the vendors that might be providing information. Will Micro Nukes Come to the Northwest?.