PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuScale Power announced today that Robert (Bob) Temple has joined the company as General Counsel. Temple comes to NuScale from Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation (TAES), where he served as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, based in Charlotte, NC.
Prior to joining TAES, Temple was Assistant General Counsel for The Babcock & Wilcox Company where he served as the chief legal advisor for Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. and Babcock & Wilcox mPower, Inc., as well as the General Counsel and Secretary for Generation mPower LLC.
Temple joined Babcock & Wilcox in 2011 from the Washington, D.C. office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. During his career, Temple worked as an associate and partner in the Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices of the law firms of Winston & Strawn, Hopkins & Sutter and McGuireWoods. Temple was Deputy General Counsel, Vice President and Secretary at CPS Energy and served as an in-house attorney with Commonwealth Edison (now Exelon).
Prior to becoming an attorney, Temple was a licensed senior reactor operator at LaSalle County Station; he worked for General Electric and served in the U.S. Navy aboard nuclear submarines.
John Hopkins, NuScale’s CEO and Chairman, stated, “We are extremely pleased to have Bob join NuScale Power. Bob will play an important role within our organization by providing strategic advice on legal, business, regulatory, governance and compliance matters. His technical and commercial experience in the nuclear industry will provide an important foundation as we expand and increase the global reach of the company.”
Temple received his Juris Doctorate degree from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law (1995) and he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University (1988). Temple is currently a licensed member of the bar in the states of Illinois and Texas, and also Washington, D.C.
About NuScale Power, LLC
NuScale Power, LLC is developing a new kind of nuclear plant; a safer, smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features; a technology initially developed and tested at Oregon State University. Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power, is the majority investor in NuScale. As the sole winner of the second round of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) competitively-bid, cost-sharing program to develop nuclear small modular reactor (SMR) technology, NuScale is the only SMR developer currently receiving DOE financial support. NuScale's design offers the benefits of carbon-free nuclear power and reduces the financial commitments and risks associated with the cost of installing large capacity. A nuclear power plant using NuScale's technology is comprised of individual NuScale Power Modules™, each producing 50 megawatts of electricity (gross) with its own factory-built combined containment vessel and reactor vessel, and its own packaged turbine-generator set. A power plant can include as many as 12 NuScale Power Modules to produce as much as 600 MWe, gross (570 net, nominal, after house loads). The reactor coolant system uses simple properties of physics: convection, conduction and gravity, to drive the flow of coolant in the reactor. In the case of a loss of all off-site power to the plant, the NuScale Power Module shuts itself down and self‐cools for an unlimited period of time, with no operator action required, no need for additional water, and no AC nor DC power. NuScale power plants are scalable - additional modules are added as customer demand for electricity increases. NuScale's technology also is ideally suited to supply energy for district heating, desalination, and other applications. NuScale is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has offices in Corvallis, OR; Rockville, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Richland, WA. For more information visit: www.nuscalepower.com or follow us on Twitter: @NuScale_Power.