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Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM EST
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Thursday February 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST

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Caleb Ward 
U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council 
202-332-8845 
caleb.ward@usnic.org 
 

Advanced Reactors Technical Summit III 

Technology and Process Innovation in Advanced Reactors  

Under the auspices of
U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council 

and in conjunction with the
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory
&
The Summit III Organizing Committee

 Lead Co-Sponsor
Energy Innovation Reform Project

 Sponsors Committee
AMS Technology 

A Special Technical Summit Focusing on Advanced Reactors

 February, 10th-11th 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ORNL Conference Center
Oak Ridge, TN 

Space is Limited

About the Technical Summit III:

Continuing on the important work of the 2015 Advanced Reactors Technical Summit II at UMass Lowell and the inaugural 2014 Special Technical Symposium at Argonne, the goal of the Technical Summit III is to continue the discussion on methods for improving the cost and deployment time frame of advanced reactors. Specifically the Summit III engages in a discussion of common ground practical ideas and concepts that have the potential of significantly accelerating advanced reactor design, deployment, and operations. The Technical Summit III features the leading advanced reactor concepts as well as key thought and policy leaders.

Updated Advance Agenda:

Advanced Reactors Technical Summit III
February 10-11 2016
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tuesday, February 9

WELCOME

6:00 pm          

Opening Reception     

AMS Technology Center

9119 Cross Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37923  USA

 

Wednesday, February 10

PLENARY PROGRAM

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Conference Center

8:00 am 

Registration

9:00 am – 12:30 pm 

I.  Welcome & Overview

Dr. Thom Mason

Laboratory Director

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Dr. John Wagner

Division Director, Reactor and Nuclear Systems

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Mr. David Blee

Excutive Director

U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council  

II.  STAGE SETTERS         

            U.S. Department of Energy Keynote: 

Mr. John Kotek (invited)

Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

 

             Industry Keynote:

Hon. Jeffery Merrifield

Former Commissioner, USNRC

&

Chairman

USNIC Advanced Reactors Task Force

&

Senior Partner

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

            Current Concepts A & B

ARC, LLC, Elysium Industries, Flibe Energy, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Gen4 Energy, General Atomics, Hybrid Power Technologies, NGNP, TerraPower, Terrestrial Energy, Transatomic Power, UPower Technologies, URENCO U-Battery, Westinghouse, X-Energy

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Keynote:

            Hon. Kristine Svinicki (invited)

Commissioner

USNRC 

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  

Working LunchCurrent Concepts C & D  

ARC, LLC, Elysium Industries, Flibe Energy, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Gen4 Energy, General Atomics, Hybrid Power Technologies, NGNP, TerraPower, Terrestrial Energy, Transatomic Power, UPower Technologies, URENCO U-Battery, Westinghouse, X-Energy

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm    

III. CRITICAL PATH ISSUES       

Panel: Overarching Technical Issues

  • Fuels
  • Materials
  • Accident Tolerance
  • Passive Cooling
  • Proliferation Resistance

Current Concepts E & F

ARC, LLC, Elysium Industries, Flibe Energy, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Gen4 Energy, General Atomics, Hybrid Power Technologies, NGNP, TerraPower, Terrestrial Energy, Transatomic Power, UPower Technologies, URENCO U-Battery, Westinghouse, X-Energy

IV. FORGING GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS I

Panel: DOE, National Laboratory and International Initiatives

  • DOE Advanced Reactors Programs
  • GAIN Initiative
  • DOE Test Reactor/Demo Study
  • Historical Perspective on DOE AR Programs

Lead Perspectives: 

Mr. Tom O’Connor

Director, Office of Advanced Reactor Technologies

U.S. Department of Energy

 

Dr. Kamal Pasamehmetoglu

Associate Lab Director, Nuclear Science & Technology

Idaho National Laboratory

6:00 pm          

Reception 

7:00 pm          

WORKING Dinner: Current Concepts

 

Thursday, February 11

9:00 am – 12:30 pm   

V. FORGING GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS II 

Current Concepts G & H

* ARC, LLC, Elysium Industries, Flibe Energy, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, General Atomics, Hybrid Power Technologies, NGNP, TerraPower, Terrestrial Energy, Transatomic Power, UPower Technologies, URENCO U-Battery, Westinghouse, X-Energy

Panel: Test Reactor, Prototype and Demo Development

  The NP2010, SMR LTS Model
  Test Reactor Concepts
  Prototype/Demo Concepts
  Costs/Funding Avenues
  Licensing Considerations  

Lead Perspective: 

Mr. Tim Frazer
Senior Advisor

Energy Innovation Reform Project

VI. Licensing Modernization

Current Concepts I & J
* as noted above... 

Panel: Moving the Licensing Paradigm Forward

  NRC Draft Regulatory Guidance
  NRC-DOE Initiatives
  Lessons Learned from SMR Generic Issues
  Licensing Modernization

Lead Perspectives: 

Ms. Deborah Jackson
Deputy Director, Division of Advanced Reactors & Rulemaking

Office of New Reactors
USNRC 

Mr. Jim Kinsey
DOE Advanced Reactors Technology Program

Idaho National Laboratory

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm  

Working Lunch:  Current Concepts K & L
* as noted above... 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VII. DEMONSTRATION & DEPLOYMENT

Panel:  Overarching Issues (Part Two)

  Climate Change Drivers
  Energy Economics
  U.S. Fleet Retirements
  Key Movers Deployment
  Timetables
  NP2010, SMR LTS Successor

Lead Perspectives:

Hon. Jeffery Merrifield
Former Commissioner, USNRC

&
Chairman
USNIC Advanced Reactors Task Force
&
Senior Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 

Mr. David Blee
Executive Director

U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council

Group: Agenda for Action

4:00 pm

ADJOURN

Optional Tour of Graphite Reactor and SNS

If you have any questions please contact Caleb Ward at caleb.ward@usnic.org  or (202) 332-8845. We look forward to your participation at the Advanced Reactors Technical Summit III on February 10-11, 2016.

The United States Nuclear Infrastructure Council (NIC) is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and engagement of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over seventy companies NIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community. For more information visit www.usnic.org 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. ORNL supports DOE's national missions of scientific discovery, clean energy and security. ORNL supports these missions through leadership in four major areas of science and technology: neutrons, computing, materials, and nuclear.  For more information visit www.ornl.gov.