8 Collaborations NOTABLE National labs exist to conduct research and development that is beyond the scope and capabilities of industry or academia. Close partnerships with these entities provide access to public research capabilities and national laboratory expertise. Such collaborations also help INL advance nationally relevant energy research. Recreating reactor test station role Small modular reactors (SMRs) will provide a bridge to future advanced nuclear reactors. INL’s work to support SMR development is recreating the lab’s historic role as a nuclear reactor test station. Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), NuScale and DOE have created a private- public partnership to deploy NuScale’s commercial small modular reactor power plant at the INL Site. INL has technically supported NuScale in numerous ways including developing a proprietary version of its Reactor Excursion and Leak Analysis Program (RELAP-5-3D) to perform safety calculations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission design certification application. More importantly, the industry initiative and DOE support allowed INL to provide critical technology and site characterization expertise to enable reactor siting. This capability established INL as a site being considered for more than 18 nuclear reactor projects that include additional The NuScale SMR is an advanced light-water reactor containing up to 12 modules, each of which is a self-contained unit that operates independently.