The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking public comments on a proposed Guidance amendment for the Civil Nuclear Credit Program (CNC). We’d like your feedback on whether we should revise the eligibility criteria to eliminate the requirement that a nuclear reactor applying for credits under the CNC Program not recover more than 50 percent of its cost from cost-of-service regulation or regulated contracts. This change could affect the eligibility of reactors who may apply in the first round of awards or in subsequent rounds of awards.  

We’d also like your feedback on whether any changes should apply to the first award cycle, which is currently accepting certification applications and sealed bids, or to subsequent cycles. We encourage you to share your feedback on what DOE should consider and any possible effects of the proposed changes.  

Please send comments to rfi-cnc@nuclear.energy.gov no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time, June 27, 2022