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DateMeeting/Event
Jan 7, 2011
Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future
Location
Augusta, Georgia
Sponsor
U.S. Department of Energy
Description
On Thursday, January 6, the Commissioners toured the Savannah River Site (SRS), which was followed by a public meeting on Friday, January 7, at the Augusta Marriott Hotel and Suites. Several major points were presented by multiple speakers during the full day of discussions:
Jan 18-19, 2011
Location
Sofitel Plaza, Hanoi, Vietnam
Sponsor
EVN
Contact
Mr. Zaf Coelho
Description
The 2nd annual Nuclear Power Asia will provide a premier high quality platform for Asian utility industry professionals and key nuclear power industry stakeholders to get an honest exchange of information to explore the potential of nuclear power in the region and to learn from successful nuclear power industry projects and experiences from the leading operators in the world.
Jan 26, 2011
Location
W, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
NEI
Contact
Suzanne Phelps
Description
This one-day forum will provide information on policy issues related to the nuclear fuel industry. Speakers from key government agencies and organizations that shape policy will present the latest insights on what lies ahead.
Jan 26-28, 2011
Location
Pecos River Village Conference Center (Carlsbad) and Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Carlsbad and Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sponsor
Department of Energy
Feb 1-2, 2011
Feb 7, 2011
Location
USEA Executive Conference Room, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
United States Energy Association
Feb 7-10, 2011
Location
Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa
Sponsor
Mining Indaba
Contact
Nicole Pucci
Description
Investing in African Mining Indaba has hosted delegates, sponsors, and governments from around the world, creating a virtual who’s who of world mining. The Indaba will bring together many industry professionals to focus on capitalization of mining interests in Africa.
Feb 16-18, 2011
Location
Marriott Bethesda North, Bethesda, Maryland
Sponsor
Platts
Contact
Ron Berg
Description
The Platts Nuclear Energy conference is the leading forum for a strategic view of nuclear energy in North America, featuring the major players and experienced voices in the nuclear industry. Hear from the leaders in the nuclear industry discussing the opportunities and challenges for the growth of nuclear power:
Feb 27-Mar 3, 2011
Location
Phoenix Convention Center, Phoneix, Arizona
Sponsor
WM Symposia
Contact
James W. Voss
Description
The annual Waste Management Conference, presented by WM Symposia (WMS), is widely regarded as the premier international conference for the management of radioactive material and related topics.
Mar 2, 2011
Sponsor
Winston & Strawn
Description
Winston & Strawn hosted an online “eLunch” to discuss and inform clients and interested parties on the current situation regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to regulate greenhouse gases. Attorneys Jay Holloway, Eric Silva, and Liz Williamson, all of whom work for Winston & Strawn’s Environment and Sustainability program, gave an excellent overview and historical account to detail the issues involved. The presentation linked below offers insight to various actions and concerns of State Governments, utilities, Congress and interested groups.
Mar 6-9, 2011
Location
Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada
Sponsor
PDAC
Description
The PDAC International Convention provides an opportunity for members of the exploration and mining side of the nuclear industry, and metals in general, to come together to speak on the latest practices, regulation, products, and trends in the mining industry.
Mar 8-11, 2011
Location
Bethesda North Marriott, Bethesda, MD
Sponsor
U.S. NRC
Description
Sponsored by the NRC’s Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation and Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, the RIC brings together more than 3,000 participants from over 34 countries and offers an opportunity for government, industry, international agencies and other interested stakeholders and members of the public to meet and discuss safety and security initiatives and developments in the regulatory arena.
Mar 9, 2011
Location
Pasqua Engineering Building, Knoxville, Tennessee
Sponsor
Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennesee Knoxville
Contact
Kristin England
Description
Professor Andrew Worrall, the Technical Authority for "Reactors and Fuels" at the NNL will present the overall capabilities of the newly formed NNL and its role in maintaining the nuclear skill base in the UK including activities associated with its substantial fuel cycle experience, expertise and facilities including the flagship Central Laboratory based at Sellafield. He will also present an up to date assessment of the challenges facing the future development of nuclear energy in the UK, specifically related to new nuclear build.
Mar 14, 2011
Location
NRC Executive Boulevard Building, Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. NRC
Contact
Chris Staab
Description
Purpose: Discuss NRC pilot issue for NEI's Dry Storage Task Force.
Mar 21, 2011
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. NRC
Description
The purpose of the commission meeting is to provide the Commission a status on the recent events in Japan, NRC’s response, and planned actions.
Mar 21-22, 2011
Location
Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, Australia
Sponsor
Paydirt
Contact
Samantha Clark
Description
The fourth Paydirt Uranium Conference will be held in Adelaide on March 1-2 this year. The program will include keynote speakers from the Australian government, industry representative bodies, academics, explorers and miners.
Mar 22-23, 2011
Location
Marriott Champs-Elysées, Paris, France
Sponsor
Pöyry
Contact
Anna Skylakaki
Description
With nuclear power now back on the agenda in many countries, this pan-European event brings utilities, regulators and the nuclear industry together to discuss the challenges facing the sector. The conference explores the conditions necessary for new build, such as energy policy, regulation and financing, as well as challenges in decommissioning and long-term waste disposal.
Mar 22, 2011
House Science Committee Briefing
Location
Washington, D.C.
Mar 24, 2011
Location
CSIS Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Center for Strategic and International Studies, Lousiana State University
Description
During a March 24 CSIS-LSU Disaster Management Series discussion, Yukio Tada, Arthur Alexander, and Marcus Noland expressed cautious optimism for Japanese recovery and deep admiration for the stoic resilience of the Japanese people. CSIS Japan Chair holder Michael Green moderated and Joseph Booth, director of the LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, provided the introduction.
Mar 28-31, 2011
Location
The Almas Temple Club, Washington, DC
Sponsor
Infocast
Contact
Erin Dolleris
Description
Building the Value Chain for Commercializing Small Modular Reactors will bring together all of the communities in the SMR value chain to discuss how to build a new SMR industry. Leaders from the reactor developers, non-traditional customers such as military, mining and oil industries, defense contractors and manufacturers, utilities, and financial communities—communities that normally don’t communicate amongst themselves in the ordinary course of events—will be on hand to share their perspectives on what is needed to form an efficient and effective value chain to commercialize SMRs
Mar 28-29, 2011
Location
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Carnegie Endowment
Contact
Dominique Rougeau
Description
The 2011 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference will spotlight the rising influence of new actors and how best to manage new challenges. We expect to have a stellar roster of plenary and panel speakers addressing topics along four tracks: nonproliferation, disarmament, nuclear energy, and strategic issues.
Mar 29, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Description
On March 29, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a full committee member meeting for an update on the current state of events at the Fukushima Daiichi reactor complex. The first panel consisted of Dr. Peter Lyons, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Office of Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Bill Borchardt, Executive Director for Operations at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The second panel consisted of David Lochbaum, Director of Nuclear Power Projects with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Anthony Pietrangelo, Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer with the Nuclear Energy Institute.
Mar 30, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
Description
On March 30, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing for a review of nuclear safety in light of the disaster in Japan.
Mar 31, 2011
Location
Kommende Ramersdorf Castle, Bonn, Germany
Sponsor
AIDN/INLA
Contact
Ms. Annette Kaiser
Description
National and international experts will discuss the legal requirements for long term operation of nuclear power plants and technical aspects including reviews, as well as financial requirements with regard to energy policy decisions in order to promote concepts of growing parts of renewable energies.
Apr 5-6, 2011
Location
Radisson Edwardian Hotel Manchester, Manchester, UK
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact
Emma Banymandhub
Description
* Learn about the NDA’s latest business strategy post CSR to discover what this means for future contracts, delivery and site prioritisation. * Listen to lessons learnt from international case studies and experiences from the oil and gas industry to grow your decommissioning knowledge, new and existing technology and strategies. * Take a fresh look at workforce utilisation and the implications on the flow of contracts and continuity in the supply chain to identify future commercial opportunities * Understand the different methods of site remediation and the importance of regulation compliance, waste disposal and stakeholder relations to develop effective future strategies * Discover ways in which the industry is tackling the workforce shortage to develop initiatives to keep your current workforce and to ensure you have the best candidates available for future projects
Apr 5-7, 2011
Location
Swissotel, Chicago, Illinois
Sponsor
WNA & NEI
Contact
Suzanne Phelps
Description
The objective of World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2011 is to provide an international forum for the discussion of issues affecting the commercial nuclear fuel cycle, with a focus on enhancing the economic competitiveness of the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear energy.
Apr 7, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
CSIS
Description
On April 7, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted an event titled “Nuclear Safety After Fukushima,” to explore how nuclear safety might change both domestically and abroad. The meeting consisted of six speakers on two panels and lasted approximately three hours.
Apr 10-14, 2011
Location
Albuquerque Marriott
Sponsor
American Nuclear Society
Description
The International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference is dedicated to the presentation and exchange of technical and scientific information related to development and operation of systems and repositories for management and disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. The purpose of this conference is to facilitate transfer of important information across national, programmatic, and disciplinary boundaries to optimize gains in understanding in an evolving arena. It provides an outstanding opportunity to present and exchange scientific and technical information related to all aspects of the back-end issues of nuclear fuel cycle that impact high-level radioactive waste management: storage, reprocessing, transportation, and disposal, with major emphases on integrated management of spent nuclear fuel and various aspects of geological disposal including repository siting, design, licensing, construction, and operation.
Apr 13-15, 2011
Location
Embassy Suites Orlando, Orlando, Florida
Sponsor
Nuclear Nonoperating Owners’ Group
Contact
Steven Ruppel
Description
The Spring 2011 Nuclear Nonoperating Owners Group (NNOG) Conference will be held April 12-15, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) and Orlando Utilities Commission, non-operating minority owners of St. Lucie Unit 2 and Crystal River Unit 3, will be hosting this year's conference at the Embassy Suites Jamaican Court. The NNOG Conference provides opportunities to learn about the commercial nuclear industry and the challenges facing nonoperating owners. The conference will cover an overview of nuclear industry issues and after the conference, attendees will have current knowledge of technical and accounting issues facing nonoperating owners of nuclear plants. Specific areas of knowledge will include plant oversight and regulatory concerns. The conference agenda covers technical, auditing and accounting issues and the material is suitable for those with all levels of industry knowledge. The learning objectives are that conference participants will learn to identify regulatory and technical issues facing their plants, and be able to formulate strategies to address those issues. There are no prerequisites and advance preparation is not necessary to attend the NNOG conference. The program delivery method is group live. This year's conference features two and a half days of first-class presentations, discussions and a reception on Wednesday evening to promote networking among nuclear colleagues. Attendees can expect to receive approximately 16 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for attendance at all conference events. As with past conferences, a pre-conference tour is planned for Tuesday, April 12, 2011 to include a tour of Mitsubishi's Generation Repair Facility and a “Behind the Scenes” peek at Universal Studios operations. The pre-conference tour is limited 50 people. Priority will be given to conference attendees on a “first come first served basis”. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend the pre-conference tour after the conference attendee requests have been met.
Apr 14-17, 2011
Location
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsor
Georgia Tech American Nuclear Society
Contact
Tim Cahill and Amy Varallo
Description
The annual American Nuclear Society Student Conference is the nation’s premier venue for student professional development in nuclear science and technology. Students working in nuclear science and technology-related disciplines gather with industry professionals to share and exchange research and ideas that are critical to the growth of the industry. The conference is an ideal occasion for students to interact with professionals, hear world-class speakers, network with recruiters, and gain real-world perspectives.
Apr 14, 2011
Washington International Representatives Meeting
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
NEI
Apr 14-15, 2011
Location
Shanghai, China
Sponsor
Merisis
Contact
Merisis Consulting
Apr 19-20, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Location
Buffalo Marriott Niagara, Amherst, New York
Sponsor
U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Contact
Karyn D. Severson
Description
The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will hold a public meeting in Amherst, New York, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, to discuss the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP). Currently planned are presentations on the WVDP by representatives of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. Other issues expected to be discussed include previous reprocessing and vitrification activities at the WVDP; long-term onsite storage of vitrified highlevel radioactive waste (HLW); determination of waste classification of the melter from the vitrification facility; and the final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision on decommissioning and/or long-term stewardship at the WVDP. Also planned are presentations and a panel discussion on the 2008-9 study on Quantitative Risk Assessment of the State Licensed Radioactive Waste Disposal Area.
Apr 28-29, 2011
Location
Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Canada
Sponsor
The Canadian Institute
Description
The Canadian Institute’s 2nd Nuclear Symposium will provide essential information needed to secure a bigger stake in the future of the Canadian and global nuclear industry. Hear from an panel of experts on the policies, projects and practices that will shape the road ahead. Highlights include: * Key regulatory implications of the civilian nuclear treaty between Canada and India * Maximizing the potential of the uranium supply chain in Asian markets * How small nuclear reactors will impact the Canadian nuclear landscape * ROI comparison between investments in nuclear and natural gas power * Details from the largest nuclear waste management and dismantling project in the U.S.
Apr 28, 2011
Location
Executive Boulevard Building, Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. NRC
Apr 28-29, 2011
Location
Beijing, China
Sponsor
A.T. Unicorn
Description
The 3rd China International Nuclear Power Congress 2011 provides an ideal platform to meet the professionals from the nuclear industry to learn about the tools, strategies, and best practices to successfully transform the objective of having nuclear power facilities into a reality.
May 2, 2011
Location
U.S. NRC Auditorium, Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. NRC
May 2-4, 2011
Location
Hilton Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
Sponsor
Paydirt
Contact
Jade Riolo
Description
The prospectivity of South Australia continues to draw attention from explorers and miners around the world, with the State Government's incentives acting as a catalyst for action. There have been several important new discoveries, along with a scramble of joint venture deals being done as confidence in the State grows. The Minerals and Energy division of the government body PIRSA will once again be putting their full weight behind the event and early indications suggest the conference will attract a larger number of companies presenting, and delegates attending, over the two days.
May 3-5, 2011
Location
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Institute
Description
Formerly Dry Storage Information Forum
May 4, 2011
Joint Hearing, House Subcommittees on Environment and the Economy, and Energy and Power
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Description
On May 4, Jaczko and three other Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioners – William Magwood, William Ostendorff, and Kristine Svinicki – appeared before Congress at a joint hearing hosted by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Environment and the Economy, and Energy and Power.
May 8-10, 2011
Location
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
NEI
Contact
Linda Wells
Description
The theme for this year’s 2011 North American Young Generation in Nuclear annual workshop is “Redefining Diversity: Uncovering a World of Opportunities in Old Technology.” The preliminary agenda includes sessions on the global nuclear economy, diversifying your career, applications of nuclear technology beyond energy production and more.
May 9-11, 2011
Location
Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Institute
Contact
Linda Wells
Description
The Nuclear Energy Assembly is the Nuclear Energy Institute's (NEI) annual conference and is attended widely by leaders from all segments of the industry and government.
May 11-12, 2011
Location
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
SMI
Description
The Nuclear Services and Supply Chain program is based on fundamental research into the concerns and interests of industry experts to support the industries development. This includes a thorough overview of waste management solutions, project funding, supply chain, infrastructure and design, regulatory policies as well as building public awareness as the most relevant topical challenges facing the industry.
May 12-13, 2011
Location
Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center
Sponsor
China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC)
Contact
Michael Liu
Description
China's first-ever & definitive nuclear energy event, representing national determination to promote the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy to tackle climate change. Gathering all the key stakeholders, from the international agencies, local governments to leading industrial practitioners and academia. Presenting the entire bandwidth of nuclear plan in the expanding China market under one roof, recognizing new nuclear projects and updated technologies. Eyes on the most booming and dynamic nuclear fuel cycle and equipment & facilities markets.
May 13, 2011
Location
Renaissance DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Department of Energy
Contact
Timothy A. Frazier
Description
May 13, 2011 - Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future Open Meeting will be held at the Renaissance DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C.
May 18, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development
Description
On May 18, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water to defend the Department of Energy’s FY2012 budget request.
May 23-24, 2011
Location
Warsaw, Poland
Sponsor
Warsaw University of Technology
Description
The aim of the Congress is to establish multidisciplinary and international platform for cooperation and exchange of experience in the area of nuclear power engineering. This platform should unite universities, other research establishments and industry representatives. The Organizers intend to invite world’s leading scientists, including Noble Prize winners, with assistance of Fulbright Foundation. The Congress is primarily addressed to the representatives of science, but also to the state authorities and representatives of business who implement newest achievements into real life applications. We also wish to show that Poland is not only a good place to construct a nuclear power station – and generate profit from it – but also a valuable scientific partner, which can participate in international R&D effort focused on nuclear technologies of the future.
May 23-24, 2011
Location
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC
Sponsor
Platts
Contact
Ron Berg
Description
The Platts conference goes beyond the headlines and the press releases to introduce the latest thinking and the current plans for small modular reactors. • Understand the challenges for development in the US and internationally • How long will it take for a SMR to get through the licensing process? • What designs are most likely to be the first to be approved? • Where will they be constructed?
May 24, 2011
Location
London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
House of Lords Science and Technology Committee
Description
On May 24, the UK Parliament’s House of Lords Science and Technology Committee held a hearing as part of an ongoing inquiry into nuclear research and development capabilities. Witnesses providing testimony were Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, and Professor David MacKay, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
May 25, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Description
On May 25, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing to discuss two nuclear-related nominations: William Ostendorff to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Richard C. Howorth to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The nomination of Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick to be Chief of Engineers/Commanding General of the United States Army Corps of Engineers was also considered. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) was on hand to introduce and recommend Ostendorff, and Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Wicker (R-MS) appeared to introduce Howorth.
May 26-29, 2011
Location
Perth, Western Australia
Sponsor
Alta Metallurgical Services
Contact
Alan Taylor
Description
ALTA 2011 International Uranium Conference will provide a gathering place for the understanding of multiple uranium extraction, treatment, and safety issues and developments.
May 27, 2011
Location
Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Description
On May 27, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held its annual briefing on the results of the Agency Action Review Meeting (AARM). The AARM is conducted annually by NRC senior managers with the purpose of reviewing nuclear reactor licensee performance problems and the actions the NRC took in response. In attendance were representatives from Nuclear Fuel Services and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
May 30-31, 2011
Location
Hotel Warszawianka, Jachranka, Poland
Sponsor
Most Wanted! Conferences
Contact
Katarzyna Balcer
Description
Gas and Nuclear Energy Forum 2011, held May 30-31 in the hotel Warszawianka of Jachranka (near Warsaw), will focus on the main issues of the Polish power sector. Topics relating to nuclear energy include: • Poland's Nuclear Energy Program • Evaluation of the nuclear energy program's impact on the environment • Level of security provided by the laws and regulations introduced in Poland • Nuclear power plants in Poland - what are the involvements of Polish companies for their building? • Construction of nuclear power plant and waste disposal • The legal aspects of nuclear energy • The prospects for nuclear energy in Poland • Experience and prospects of building nuclear power plants by Russian technology • Experience and prospects of building nuclear power plants in the EU • Lack of experienced technical staff, supply chain - still a challenge for nuclear energy?
Jun 1, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Description
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a scheduled hearing on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was entitled “The Department of Energy’s Role in Managing Civilian Radioactive Waste.”
Jun 5-8, 2011
Location
Columbia Mariott, Columbia, South Carolina
Sponsor
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Contact
Jennifer Delda
Description
Learn about the design, construction, startup and operations of the next fleet of nuclear power plants in seminars led by more than 30 recognized experts in the industry. Engage with recognized leaders from: ASME, NRC, Areva, Sargent & Lundy, SCE&G, Shaw, Westinghouse, and many more on the best practices and trends covering hot topics such as: Plant Design, Construction, and Startup Planning, ITAACs, Modularization, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance and Conformity Assessment, Lessons Learned from past problems, and many more.
Jun 5-7, 2011
Location
Barceló Renacimiento Hotel, Seville, Spain
Sponsor
World Nuclear Fuel Market
Contact
Christina DeLance
Description
World Nuclear Fuel Market 38th Annual Meeting and International Conference on Nuclear Fuel, Seville, Spain.
Jun 6-8, 2011
Location
Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
Sponsor
Rosatom
Contact
Anna Belokoneva
Description
The International Forum ATOMEXPO has become the major international exhibition and business exhibition about the Russian nuclear industry. The event looks to host over 150 different companies, 1,000 congress delegates, and nearly 4,000 exhibition visitors in the heart of Moscow.
Jun 7-8, 2011
Location
Legacy Hotel & Meeting Centre, Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Contact
Rosemary Reeves
Description
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hosted its sixth annual Fuel Cycle Information Exchange (FCIX) at the Legacy Hotel and Meeting Centre in Rockville, Maryland, on June 7-8. John D. Kinneman (Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, NRC) served as master of ceremonies for the event, which carried the theme of “collaboration and information sharing on the nuclear fuel cycle.” The event was well-attended by representative from not only the NRC, but also the offices of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards (NMSS) and Nuclear Security and Incident Response (NMIS). Notably absent was the Department of Energy, a fact that did not go unnoticed by the audience.
Jun 7, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
Description
On June 7, the United States Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources held a full committee hearing to receive testimony on three pieces of legislation – S. 512, the Nuclear Power 2021 Act; S. 937, the American Alternative Fuels Act of 2011; and S. 1067, a bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a research and development and demonstration program to reduce manufacturing and construction costs relating to nuclear reactors, and for other purposes. The hearing consisted of two panels delivering testimony. The first included Dr. John E. Kelly, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technologies, U.S. Department of Energy; and Steven G. Chalk, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy. The second was comprised of Dr. Edwin Lyman, Senior Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists; Joe Colvin, President, Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. James T. Bartis, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation; and Mr. Brian Siu, Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council.
Jun 7-9, 2011
Location
Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy
Sponsor
PennWell
Contact
Mathilde Sueur
Description
Nuclear Power Europe discusses the key issues facing the maintenance and development of nuclear plants in the European market. Co-located with POWER-GEN Europe, Nuclear Power Europe comprises a high-level conference and exhibition addressing the strategic and technical challenges and opportunities facing the nuclear power industry across Europe, east and west.
Jun 13, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Description
On June 13, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing titled “Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011.” The hearing included three panels: one comprised of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); a second consisting of Gene Aloise, Director of Natural Resources & Environment at the Government Accountability Office, and Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary at U.S. Department of Energy; and a third that featured Jim H. Key and Herman Potter, respectively Vice President and President of the United Steelworkers (USW). Sen. McConnell did not sit for questions.
Jun 14, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Description
On June 6, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing to discuss the NRC Inspector General Report titled, “NRC Chairman’s Unilateral Decision to Terminate NRC’s Review of DOE Yucca Mountain Repository License Application.” The report, issued on June 6, levied heavy accusations of improper, but ultimately legal, conduct by Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko. Hubert T. Bell, NRC Inspector General, appeared before the committee, accompanied by Joseph McMillan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, and Rossana Raspa, Senior Level Assistant for Investigative Operations.
Jun 14, 2011
Location
London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
UK House of Lords Science & Technology Committee
Description
On June 14, the United Kingdom House of Lords Science & Technology Committee held a meeting to discuss research and development capabilities, as a part of their ongoing inquiry to investigate whether the UK’s nuclear research and development capabilities are sufficient to meet its future nuclear energy requirements to 2050. The meeting consisted of testimony from two sets of witnesses: the first panel was made up of individuals from research, and included Professor David Delpy, Chief Executive, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC); Professor Keith Mason, Chief Executive, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC); Sir Adrian Smith, Director General, Knowledge and Innovation, Department for Business Innovation and Skills; and Dr. Andrew Taylor, Director of ISIS. Dr. Smith returned for the second panel and was joined by a group of industry representatives: Keith Parker, CEO, Nuclear Industries Association; Professor Nawal Prinja, Technical Director, AMEC; and Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Regulation, EDF Energy. The hearing illustrated a fundamental disconnect between industry and academia; repeatedly, the individuals from research councils indicated their satisfaction with the current state of affair, and repeatedly, the individuals from industry called for a much broader vision. The general tone of the questions asked by the respective Lords seemed to indicate that they leaned toward industry’s opinion.
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 15-16, 2011
Location
Hilton London Tower Bridge, London, UK
Sponsor
Marketforce
Description
The Nuclear Industry Forum has fast become the UK's premier nuclear event and is now well positioned as a must-attend date in the diaries of the sector's executives and decision makers. With a consistently impressive speaker line up, this well attended conference critically addresses a wide range of key topics from siting and financing issues for new build to overcoming regulatory challenges for decommissioning. In what are such exciting times for nuclear industry this event is unrivaled in shaping the debate that drives the sector forward.
Jun 16, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
Description
On June 16, all five Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners appeared before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works to discuss the NRC’s preliminary results of the Nuclear Safety Review that was undertaken in response to the disaster in Japan. In addition to the NRC’s response to the Fukushima disaster, other topics raised included the NRC’s potential role in the lawsuit between Entergy and the state of Vermont over the relicensing of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, as well as the NRC Inspector General’s report of NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s decision to terminate the NRC’s review of the Yucca Mountain repository license application.
Jun 16, 2011
Washington International Representatives Meeting
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Institute
Description
On June 16, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) held its monthly Washington International Representatives Meeting at NEI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The primary topics of discussion concerned nuclear cooperation agreements, export controls, and nonproliferation. (For a detailed background on U.S. nuclear cooperation agreements – otherwise known as 123 agreements – refer to UxC’s Policy Watch service.) The guest speaker was Thomas Moore, Minority Professional Staff at the Senate Foreign Relations Committees, whose speech focused on U.S. relations with international partners in regard to reprocessing and enrichment.
Jun 21-24, 2011
Location
Singapore
Sponsor
IBC Asia
Description
Nuclear Power, sponsored by IBC Asia, will share best practice knowledge and techniques in the operating of nuclear plants, technology costing and selection, safety culture and waste management techniques, a full picture of the nuclear fuel cycle, and how to get a nuclear plant financed with full investor commitment.
Jun 21, 2011
Location
London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
UK House of Lords Science & Technology Committee
Description
On June 21, the United Kingdom House of Lords Science & Technology Committee held a meeting as a part of their ongoing inquiry to investigate whether the UK’s nuclear research and development capabilities are sufficient to meet its future nuclear energy requirements to 2050. The meeting consisted of testimony from two sets of witnesses. The first included Professor William Lee, Deputy Chair, Committee on Radioactive Waste Management; Joe McHugh, Head of Radioactive Substances Regulation, Environment Agency; Adrian Simper, Director of Strategy, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority; and Professor Peter Styles, Applied and Environmental Geophysics, Keele University. Sir David King, Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, served as the sole witness on the second panel.
Jun 23, 2011
Sponsor
Platts
Description
On June23, Platts held a webinar to discuss the effects of the nuclear accidents at Fukushima Daiichi on the global power industry. The webinar covered several issues, including main industrial players’ response to the events, public and political reactions, financing hurdles for new nuclear projects, and the long term outlook for nuclear power in light of decarbonization goals and the expected growth in electricity demand. The debate was moderated by Platts Strategic Media’s Bob Botelho, and the guest speakers were Martin Daniel, senior editor of Platts’ Power in Asia; Henry Edwardes-Evans, managing editor of Platts’ Power in Europe; and Peter Maloney, chief editor of Platts’ Global Power Report.
Jun 23-24, 2011
Location
Marriott Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Sponsor
Platts
Contact
Stacey Knox
Description
Platts 6th Annual European Nuclear Power conference will once again build upon its global reputation for content quality and deliver a challenging agenda with those individuals and organizations who are leading the charge. In its six year history, the event has grown together with the industry Renaissance and provided attendees with an unrivaled overview of the European nuclear industry and its development. It has provided attendees with the latest in policy developments, tackled deployment challenges like finance, public awareness and infrastructure, and showcased the leading projects in their various stages from Europe and from around the world. The 2010 event was attended by over 160 delegates and continuously attracts the industry's leading utilities, project developers, technology providers, policy makers, regulators, financiers, NGOs, and observers.
Jun 24, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy
Description
On June 24, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, called senior NRC staffers to a hearing on “NRC Repository Safety Division – Staff Perspective on Yucca License Review.”
Jun 26-30, 2011
Jun 28-30, 2011
Location
Grand Hyatt, Atlanta, GA
Sponsor
The Ux Consulting Company, LLC
Contact
Eric Webb
Description
Utility Fuel Buyers must formulate a nuclear fuel procurement strategy that results in the assured supply of consistently low cost fuel. The UxC Nuclear Fuel Procurement Seminar is designed to assist you in achieving this goal by providing an advanced understanding of factors affecting market price formation, supply source availability and supplier motivation, RFQ and contract practices, and methods to establish an effective procurement strategy.
Jun 29-30, 2011
Location
Millenium Gloucester Hotel, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
C5
Description
Nuclear Interim Storage 2011 will feature exclusive presentations on the latest developments in waste management. Technological developments relating to condition monitoring such as embedded sensors and thermal power up-rating for reactor units will be addressed, along with logistical challenges associated with the transportation of vitrified waste to other countries plus an in-depth examination of prospective legislation relating to interim storage.
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 15, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Description
On July 15, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development held a hearing to discuss the Safety and Economics of Light Water Small Modular Reactors.
Jul 19, 2011
Location
London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
UK House of Lords Science & Technology Committee
Description
On July 19, the United Kingdom House of Lords Science & Technology Committee held a final meeting before the summer recess as a part of their ongoing inquiry to investigate whether the UK’s nuclear research and development capabilities are sufficient to meet its future nuclear energy requirements to 2050. For previous UxC coverage of the inquiry, refer to Meeting Summaries dated May 24, June 14, and June 21. The sole witness was Chris Huhne MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Huhne explained and defended the White Paper published on July 12 by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government on electricity market reform.
Jul 21, 2011
Washington International Representatives Meeting
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Institute
Description
On July 21, the Nuclear Energy Institute held its monthly Washington International Representatives Meeting at NEI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Because of a last minute change in the agenda, NEI President and CEO Marvin Fertel was the main speaker of the session. Fertel went through the crucial issues NEI is currently dealing with, touching several topics related to nuclear power in the post-Fukushima era. Other NEI staff members provided updates on existing legislation and concerns affecting the industry.
Jul 26, 2011
Location
New York City, New York
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Institute
Description
On July 26, the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) held its mid-year 2011 update for the financial community in New York City. NEI President and CEO Marvin Fertel gave a speech entitled “The Way Forward after the Fukushima Accident” and a question and answer session followed his presentation (the PDF version of the presentation can be downloaded at http://www.nei.org/filefolder/WallStreet2011midyear.pdf). The webcast of the event was watched by nearly 500 people.
Jul 27, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Energy and Power Subcommittee
Description
On July 27, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a markup on the Energy and Revenue Enrichment Act of 2011 (EREA), which passed as amended by voice vote. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), who voiced strong support for the bill both during his opening statements and the discussion session preceding the final vote, chaired the session. Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) opposed the bill while Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) supported the proposed legislation.
Aug 1-2, 2011
Location
Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
EUCI
Description
This conference will provide a detailed analysis of nuclear energy communications across the industry, including the perspective of utilities, media, regulators, and the community.
Aug 2, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Description
On August 2, all five NRC Commissioners appeared before a U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works and Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety joint hearing to discuss the recommendations made by the NRC’s post-Fukushima near-term task force. The five commissioners are split over how to go about implementing the 12 recommendations: NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko and Commissioner George Apostolakis are in favor of a plan proposed by the Chairman to immediately beginning public meetings with the intention of implementing all 12 recommendations within 90 days. Commissioners William Magwood, William Ostendorff, and Kristine Svinicki favor letting NRC senior staff examine all or some of the recommendations before proceeding.
Aug 3-4, 2011
Location
Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
EUCI
Description
This conference will provide a detailed analysis of nuclear energy communications across the industry, including the perspective of utilities, media, regulators, and the community.
Aug 14-17, 2011
Location
The Westin Diplomat, Hollywood, Florida
Sponsor
American Nuclear Society
Contact
David Slaninka
Description
The 2011 American Nuclear Society’s Utility Working Conference is dedicated to identifying innovations in all areas of nuclear power plant operations. The functional area tracks/sessions bring together professionals with different perspectives focusing on current issues and innovations.
Aug 31, 2011
Location
NRC Headquaters, Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Contact
Lance Rakovan
Description
The purpose of this meeting was to solicit public comments on actions the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Staff proposes to take to address the Near-Term Task Force Recommendation for Enhancing Reactor Safety in the 21st Century, issued July 12, 2011. The Task Force was established to conduct a methodical and systematic review of NRC processes and regulations in response to the March 11, 2011, Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Sep 14, 2011
Location
NRC Headquarters; Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Contact
Rob Taylor
Description
On September 14, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a commission meeting to hear comments from members of the public and NRC staff on the post-Fukushima Near-Term task Force report. The report was issued on July 12; on September 9, NRC staff produced a paper recommending which of the recommended actions could be taken without delay.
Sep 14-16, 2011
Location
Central Hall Westminster, London, UK
Sponsor
World Nuclear Association
Contact
WNA
Description
The Annual WNA Symposium is relevant to anyone with a stake in the world’s clean energy future. As in previous years, senior executive-level attendance is expected from the major nuclear corporations and from many non-governmental organisations. Recent Symposia have seen growing numbers from those outside the industry, such as government policy-makers, regulators, financial and legal specialists, researchers and academics.
Sep 18-21, 2011
Location
Casper Events Center, Casper, Wyoming
Sponsor
Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Central Wyoming Chapter
Contact
Catherine Bull
Description
This symposium and trade show will bring together professionals in the fields of mining, processing, exploration, permitting, and health and safety along with business leaders, experts in the world uranium market, and government officials involved in regulation and permitting.
Sep 19-22, 2011
Location
Edinburgh Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sponsor
Informa Global Events
Description
ICNC2011 will allow nuclear criticality safety specialists from around the globe to come together to discuss, analyze and study the latest developments in this rapidly evolving area.
Sep 19-23, 2011
Location
Vienna, Austria
Sponsor
International Atomic Energy Agency
Description
The General Conference is the highest policy-making body of the IAEA. It is composed of representatives of all Member States of the Agency. The General Conference meets annually to consider and approve the Agency's program and budget and to decide on other matters brought before it by the Board of Governors, the Director General, or Member States.
Sep 26-27, 2011
Location
Le Royal Meridien Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact
Tommy Angell
Description
The 2nd Annual MENA Nuclear Construction Conference is the regions only meeting place for key utilities looking to establish nuclear power for the first time. This year we already have nuclear executives from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, China, Japan, South Africa, USA, France and many others have gathered to share their knowledge. The Middle East Nuclear Construction Market has boomed in the last 12 months with over $350 Billion USD of nuclear new build projects announced this year! This makes 2011 the most important year to secure your place in this multi-$billion market!
Sep 27-28, 2011
Location
Vienna, Austria
Sponsor
International Research Networks
Description
The Nuclear Safety & Security Summit 2011 takes place on September 27-28 in Vienna. The summit is designed to assess the lessons learned from Fukushima in order to provide attendees with practical measures to ensure nuclear assets operate safely and securely.
Sep 28-30, 2011
Location
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
ASME
Contact
Mary Jakubowski
Description
The ASME 2011 Small Modular Reactors Symposium (SMR2011) will provide strategic and technical considerations for bringing SMRs from design and concept into fabrication and building. We will be engaging the entire supply chain required. Small and medium modular reactors are one of the most promising reactor concepts of the Nuclear Renaissance, offering such advantages as improved safety and economics, shorter construction times, distributed generation and availability for non-power generation applications. Presentations will include peer-reviewed technical papers, extended abstracts, panel discussions and invited speakers.
Sep 28-29, 2011
Location
London, UK
Sponsor
Arena International
Oct 4, 2011
Location
National Press Club; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
United States Energy Association
Description
The U.S. Energy Association will hold its 4th Annual Energy Supply Forum at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Representatives from both the public and private sector will gather to discuss topics ranging from unconventional energy supply resources to onshore exploration and production to technologic advances in the supply sector.
Oct 5, 2011
Location
National Press Club; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
National Journal Live
Description
The U.S. Energy Association will hold its 4th Annual Energy Supply Forum at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Representatives from both the public and private sector will gather to discuss topics ranging from unconventional energy supply resources to onshore exploration and production to technologic advances in the supply sector.
Oct 5-6, 2011
Location
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsor
EUROFORUM
Contact
Ms. Anne van der Knaap
Description
Listen to high-ranking speakers presenting different perspectives on the future of nuclear power in Europe. They will not only focus on the question of expanding or phasing out nuclear energy, but will also address other important issues such as climate protection, security of supply and competitiveness.
Oct 11, 2011
Location
NRC Headquarters; Rockville, Maryland
Sponsor
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Contact
Rob Taylor
Oct 17-21, 2011
Location
Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria
Sponsor
IAEA
Contact
Ms K. Morrison
Description
The conference will address the following topics: • Nuclear and other radioactive material in legal regulated transport (not illicit trafficking, smuggling, etc.); • All modes of transport; • Safety; • Security; • Domestic and international movements, including transit; • Response to accidents and security events; • Legislative and regulatory requirements and approaches; • Practical issues such as transport logistics; • Regional networks; and • Information security and the need for transparency.
Oct 18, 2011
Location
Marriott Marquis; Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsor
Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future
Description
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (Commission), in association with state regional groups that work on high-level radioactive waste policy, will be hosting public meetings to solicit feedback on the draft commission report. The participant host groups include; the Western Governors’ Association/Western Interstate Energy Board, the Southern States Energy Board, the Council of State Governments-Midwestern Office, and the Council of State Governments- Eastern Regional Conference.
Oct 23-26, 2011
Location
Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona
Sponsor
NEI
Contact
Arika Johnson
Description
Uranium Fuel Seminar 2011 will examine the changing fuel market, explore current and future needs and provide a forum to examine challenges facing the fuel industry. Speakers from domestic and foreign industry and government will provide perspectives on these market and policy issues.
Oct 25-27, 2011
Location
The Ritz-Carlton; Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact
Dean Murphy
Description
Over 350 of our industries senior decision makers will be in attendance to exchange updates, network and do business. Our world class agenda will equip you with business critical information including: • Ensure compliance on your nuclear project through updates on ITAAC closure, construction assessment and the potential impact of the Fukushima disaster on U.S. guidelines • Understand the key licensing issues pre and post COL issuance & the importance of licensee oversight for vendor activities to achieve project momentum • Benefit from a complete review of domestic & international nuclear construction projects and implement the experience gained to date to improve your project planning and execution • Establish comprehensive project oversight to ensure NRC compliance whilst maintaining a cost effective schedule for successful project completion • Gain clear guidance on the key EPC contract negotiation challenges and overall project management strategies to ensure you are primed for project success whilst mitigating costly delays
Oct 27, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Committee on Space, Science & Technology
Description
Review of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future Draft Recommendations.
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2011
Location
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
American Nuclear Society
Description
The 2011 ANS Winter Meeting reviews the status of global nuclear development. Two embedded topical meetings are held in conjuction with the conference: the 1st ANS SMR 2011 Conference and the Young Professionals Congress 2011; as well as two Professional Development Workshops: the "Nuclear Export Control and Legal Aspects of Nuclear Regulations" and "Neutron Cross Sections for Nuclear Engineers."
Oct 31-Nov 1, 2011
Location
Center of International Trade, Moscow, Russia
Sponsor
Rosatom/Atomexpo
Description
The AtomEco Conference will be reconvened in 2011 following the success of the previous events held in Moscow, Russia. Those events became a gathering place of global nuclear community involved in radioactive waste management, spent nuclear fuel management, decommissioning and dismantlement, environmental remediation. The events feature more than 600 representatives each year from as large as 100 organizations, agencies, companies, R&D institutes from Russia, USA, France, Ukraine, China, Germany, UK, etc.
Nov 4, 2011
Location
Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsor
Consulate General of France in Atlanta
Nov 17-18, 2011
Nov 17-18, 2011
Location
Charlotte, North Carolina
Sponsor
Nuclear Energy Insider
Contact
Emma Banymandhub
Description
Nuclear D&D Supply Chain Conference USA promises the following: * Understand how d&d projects will be prioritized during an era of budgetary constraints and how your business can remain at the forefront of the industry * Receive best practice tips on ways of driving innovation through the supply chain by developing an effective business strategy which will ensure your company secures future contracts * Listen to exclusive d&d case studies to understand how to you can use the latest technologies and strategies to efficiently decommission your site * Get the latest regulatory updates and discuss the importance of balancing federal and state compliance to ensure timely and efficient d&d completion * Exclusive International Presentations – Listen to international decommissioning experts from Canada, UK, Germany, France and Asia to discover the commercial opportunities beyond the U.S.
Nov 17, 2011
Location
One Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom
Sponsor
Marketforce
Description
With the UK gearing up to build a new generation of NPPs, this focused one-day event provides a valuable market update for generators, regulators, reactor vendors, engineers and nuclear specialists. The three UK consortia will provide insight into their plans and continued commitment to new nuclear; the regulators will discuss developments in safety standards, the lessons learned from Fukushima and the progress of the GDA; and the vendors will outline supply chain and project management challenges involved in new build. Finally, with the input of industry commentators, the conference will examine the outlook for nuclear financing, and the economics of nuclear following changes such as Electricity Market Reform.
Nov 23-24, 2011
Location
The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE
Sponsor
Terrapinn
Contact
Ansil D'Souza
Description
Smart Electricity World MENA 2011 is where utilities discuss the roadmap, architecture, and technology for smart grid deployment. CEOs from the Middle East utilities will share innovative solutions for collaboration and technology adoption to drive the uptake of smart electricity. An unrivaled and cost-effective sales and profile solution that works throughout the year and then brings you face-to-face with your customers and prospects.
Dec 1, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
CSIS
Description
The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) released two reports on December 1. The first, "Analysis of GW-scale Overnight Costs," provides an updated report of overnight costs for large reactors, comparing the work done at the University in 2004 with more current estimates. The second report, "Small Modular Reactors -­-Key to Future Nuclear Power Generation in the U.S.,” is an economic and business-case analysis of small modular reactors. Nuclear energy has the potential for expansion if the challenges of safety, nonproliferation, security, waste management, and economic competitiveness are addressed. These two reports focus specifically on the question of economics. EPIC is an initiative of the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. The institute brings an interdisciplinary approach based in economics and physical sciences to energy policy research and training.
Dec 2, 2011
Location
JW Marriot Hotel; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future
Description
The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future hosted a public meeting at the JW Marriot Hotel, Washington, D.C. The meeting was held to present the revised reports of the three subcommittees to the full Commission for deliberation. The subcommittee co-chairs discussed changes that have been made to their subcommittee report, and the Commissioners engaged in a public discussion of the proposed changes.
Dec 5-6, 2011
Location
Intercontinental Grand Stanford; Hong Kong, China
Sponsor
IQPC
Description
The conference will discuss the current trends such as multiple layer equipment redundancy for safe and efficient plant operation, converting from research reactors to power reactors, new build siting - geotechnical and seismic considerations, cost efficiency and suitability between Gen III vs. SMR, nuclear fuel cycle selection criteria and developing reprocessing capabilities and many more.
Dec 5-7, 2011
Location
Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Infocast
Contact
Joe Neto
Description
The Fukushima Dai-Ichi incident has triggered a worldwide examination of safety regulations and safe operating procedures for nuclear power plants. Based on the results of preliminary technical analyses of the disaster, a team of NRC staff recently issued a report calling for the most radical revision of US nuclear power regulation since Three Mile Island. The report calls for at least seven Rulemakings and the issuance of a dozen Orders, including the establishment of an entirely new class of mandatory requirements, while advocating a more holistic approach to achieving the aims of existing rules and requirements. It has been estimated that the recommendations in this report, if fully implemented, will cost the nuclear industry in excess of $1B on existing facilities, and could impact the COL proceedings for plants under development. How will these and other initiatives impact investment, risk management, engineering and plant operations—how will the nuclear industry’s best practices evolve in response to Fukushima.
Dec 5-7, 2011
Location
Omni CNN Center; Atlanta, Georgia
Sponsor
U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council
Description
The 2nd annual U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum was a high-level gathering of senior officials and business leaders from Saudi Arabia and the United States. This three-day forum explored opportunities for greater economic collaboration between the two nations.
Dec 8-9, 2011
Location
Marriott Wardman Park; Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
Knowledge Foundation
Contact
Dave Garcia
Description
Nuclear Power Safety 2011 will address a broad scope of multidisciplinary issues related to technological advances in nuclear power safety around the world. The understanding of such issues and their interrelationship is essential to the development of future advances and safer nuclear power. This program will bring together an international interdisciplinary panel of experts from government, academia, and industry to address crucial issues in nuclear power safety.
Dec 14, 2011
Location
Washington, D.C.
Sponsor
U.S. House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
Description
This hearing focused on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the wake of reports that the NRC's Chairman has abused his office and mismanaged his responsibilities to the detriment of the commission's critical work. The concerns about the Chairman are shared amongst the four commissioners – two Democrats and two Republicans. Three of the four were appointed by President Obama. Their joint complaints are not about differences in policy or safety with the Chairman. Rather, their concern involves how the Chairman exercises his responsibilities, intimidates staff, and undermines the law put in place by Congress designating the commission – not the chairman – as the agency's ultimate authority.