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:

Jacopo Buongiorno

Jacopo Buongiorno
TEPCO Professor and Associate Department Head, Nuclear Science and Engineering
Director, Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems (CANES)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS IN THE DESIGN OF A NEW NPP
Glen A. Watford
Vice President/Chief Engineer
(GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy)