Opening Plenary

Monday, April 9, 8:00-10:00 am

Advances in Plant Design, Construction and Operation

 

Organized and chaired by: Samim Anghaie

The Opening Plenary includes discussion on the advances made in deployment of new nuclear power plants which includes design, licensing, construction and startup issues and economics as well as excellence achieved in the operation of existing plants in the U.S. and around the world. Leading experts will address the progress made and challenges faced in the design and all other aspects of new plant deployment. Speakers will share their respective experiences in implementation of new design features, licensing practices, construction accomplishments and challenges, and early stage of operation of the new power reactors around the world. The discussion will also include new accomplishments in safe and reliable operation of existing plants which are pivotal to the growth and expansion of nuclear power.

 

Speakers:

Preston-Gillespie

HONORARY CO-CHAIR
T. Preston Gillespie
(Senior VP and CNO, Duke Energy)
USA

Prof-Uesaka

HONORARY CO-CHAIR
Mitsuru Uesaka
(Professor of The University of Tokyo and President AESJ)
Japan

Jacopo Buongiorno

CAN NUCLEAR ENERGY THRIVE IN A CARBON-CONSTRAINED WORLD? – FINDINGS FROM A NEW MIT STUDY
Jacopo Buongiorno
TEPCO Professor (MIT)
USA

Amir Shahkarami
(Chairman, TEPCO Nuclear Safety Advisory Board)
Japan/USA

Dan Shamblin
(Chief Program Officer, ENEC)
UAE

IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS IN THE DESIGN OF A NEW NPP
Glen A. Watford
VP & Chief Engineer, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
USA