GSE Solutions has been contracted to work with NuScale Power to develop a Hydrogen Plant Model for NuScale's VOYGRTM small modular reactor (SMR) power plant simulator. GSE will provide the models, integration, and testing support to NuScale using its JProTM Dynamic Simulation Software.
GSE joins NuScale Power's research collaboration for clean hydrogen production that will assess new concepts for use in small modular reactor power plants. The agreement will modify the existing NuScale control room simulator to evaluate the Integrated Energy System (IES) dynamics and include GSE's models for hydrogen production. In addition, the project will determine the technical and economic feasibility of connecting a hydrogen production facility to a NuScale SMR power plant and evaluate operating parameters. The scaled–up model is estimated to be complete by the middle of March 2024.
"We are pleased to support NuScale in developing a first-of-its-kind hydrogen plant simulator, which is in line with GSE's mission to support innovative clean power programs," said Kyle Loudermilk, President and Chief Executive Officer of GSE Solutions. "Clean hydrogen production using our modeling of SMR technology and nuclear power systems demonstrates the potential to enable decarbonization and stabilize power grids using hydrogen."