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MONDAY, APRIL 15

 

ARSXI WELCOME RECEPTION

Thompson Hotel, Houston Texas

Capella Ballroom (5th Floor) 

6:00pm – 7:30pm

 

Welcoming Remarks

 

Mr. Todd Abrajano

President & CEO

U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

 

Hon. Jeffrey S. Merrifield 

Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Chair, USNIC 

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

Mr. James Walker 

Nano Nuclear Energy

CEO

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TUESDAY, APRIL 16TH – PLENARY

Thompson Hotel, Houston – Vesper Ballroom (5th Floor)

 

7:30 am

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 am

I. WELCOME

 

Mr. Todd Abrajano

President & CEO

U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

 

Hon. Jeffrey S. Merrifield

Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Chairman, USNIC

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

8:30 am

II. PLANS FOR TEXAS NUCLEAR GENERATION

 

9:00 am

III. Fireside Chat

This panel will provide an opportunity to discuss the development of an innovative molten salt reactor technology that is first being demonstrated at Abilene Christian University

Hon. Jeffrey S. Merrifield

Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Chairman, USNIC

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Mr. Doug Robison

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Natura

9:30 am

IV. ADVANCED REACTORS PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES

This panel will focus on the Dow deployment of the XE-100 at their Seadrift facility in Texas, planned next steps, and possible impact on engendering interest in small modular reactors from other petrochemical companies.

 

Hon. Clay Sell

President & CEO

X-energy

Mr. Edward Stones

Vice President – Energy & Climate

Dow Corporation

10:00 am

BREAK

 

10:30 am

V. POTENTIAL INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS FOR NUCLEAR DEPLOYMENT

This panel will focus on potential opportunities to deploy nuclear energy in the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas sector.  The panel will discuss the opportunities for nuclear energy to provide process heat, steam and electricity, the drivers for this effort, and how this may impact operations outside of Texas.

11:10 am

VI.  A NEW GENERATION OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

 

11:50 pm

VII. IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY PARTNERSHIP OVERVIEW NARUC

 

Dr. Jess Gehin

Deputy Laboratory Director

Idaho National Laboratory

 

12:10 pm

VIII. OUTLOOK FROM NARUC

 

The Hon. Tim Echols

Commissioner & Vice-Chairman, Georgia Public Utilities Commission

Chairman, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners – Nuclear Subcommittee

 

12:30 pm

LUNCH

1:30 pm

IX. UTILITY DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED REACTORS IN CANADA

This panel will focus on ongoing efforts to deploy advanced reactor technologies in Canada for electrical and industrial needs, and the role of Canadian regulators and government organizations.

 

Ms. Juliann Edwards – Moderator

Chair, U.S. Women in Nuclear

Board Advisor, Solestiss

 

Mr. Rupen Pandya

President and CEO

Sask Power

Mr. Sean Sexstone

Executive Vice President

GE Hitachi

2:15 pm

X.  GENERATION IV AND BEYOND

 

Ms. Diane Cameron

Head of Division

Nuclear Technology Development and Economics

OECD/NEA

2:35 pm

BREAK

 

3:00 pm

XI. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – SPURRING THE DEPLOYMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

This panel will focus challenges in getting advanced nuclear technology developed and deploying nuclear in industrial and data center applications, including the role of early movers and financing.

 

Mr. Niko McMurray – Moderator

Managing Director, International & Nuclear Policy

ClearPath

 

Mr. Chris Colbert

CEO & Chairman

Elementl Power

Ms. Leah Crider

Vice President – eVinci Microreactors

Westinghouse Electric Company

 

3:40 pm

XII.  TRAILBLAZER UPDATE

 

Ms. Katherine Williams

Chief Executive Officer

Framatome

 

4:00 pm

XIII. PANEL – ARDP DEPLOYMENT

This panel will focus on the challenges in getting advanced nuclear technology deployed at prior coals sites and in industrial settings, and well as challenges in getting widespread deployment.

Ms. Judi Greenwald – Moderator

Executive Director

Nuclear Innovation Alliance

Mr. Chris Levesque

Chief Executive Officer

TerraPower

Mr. John Howanitz

President - Nuclear

Bechtel

4:30 pm

XIV. PANEL: BEHIND THE METER – OPPORTUNITIES TO POWER BEHIND THE METER APPLICATIONS

This panel will focus on opportunities to enable advanced nuclear technology solutions to be deployed for data centers and industry, including ownership issues, relations with local electric utilities, and possible “roll out” strategies to achieve very high reliability.

 

Dr. Ron Faibish – Moderator

Chair, USNIC Space and Emerging Technologies Working Group

Sr. Director, Strategic Development, Nuclear Technologies & Materials

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS)

 

Mr. Nick Morriss

Director of Business Development

Shepherd Power

 

Mr. Ben Pickett

Vice President

Nucor

 

Mr. Simon Irish

CEO

Terrestrial

 

Ms. Sana Ouji

Data Center Clean Energy Strategy, Americas

Google

 

5:15 pm

ADJOURN DAY ONE PLENARY

ADVANCED REACTORS SUMMIT XI

TRAILBLAZER AWARDS RECEPTION

 

April 16, 2024

The Corinthian

202 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002

 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

 

HONOREES

 

TRAILBLAZER AWARD

 

Mr. Tom Fanning

Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, 2010 - 2023

Southern Company

 

TRAILBLAZER AWARD

 

The Honorable Rick Perry

14th U.S. Secretary of Energy

47th Governor of Texas

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH - PLENARY

Thompson Hotel - Vesper Ballroom (5th Floor)

 

7:30 am

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

8:00 am

WELCOME & RECAP DAY 1

 

Mr. Todd Abrajano

President & CEO

U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

 

Hon. Jeffrey Merrifield

Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Chairman, USNIC Advanced Nuclear Working Group

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

8:10 am

XV. SUPERCHARGING U.S. EXPORTS

 

8:30 am

XVI. NUCLEAR GENERATION AS AN ELEMENT OF AN INTEGRATED ENERGY GRID

 

Dr. David Pointer

Interim Division Director, Nuclear Energy & Fuel Cycle Division

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

8:50 am

XVII. MOVING TO DEPLOYMENT

This panel will focus on next steps in getting advanced nuclear technology deployed by a range of users—both initial demos and what is needed for a “fleet” of similar/identical reactors.

 

Ms. Tara Righetti – Moderator

Occidental Chair in Energy and Environmental Policies

University of Wyoming College of Law

 

Mr. Joe Miller

President Advanced Technologies

BWX Technologies

 

Mr. Rob Creager

Executive Director

Wyoming Energy Authority

 

9:30 am

XVIII. ADVANCED FUELS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE REACTORS

 

Mr. Paul Lorskulsint

Chief Nuclear Officer

Urenco USA

9:50 am

Break

 

10:20 am

XIX. TRAILBLAZER UPDATE

 

Mr. Mike Scott

Managing Partner

Pelican Energy Partners

 

10:40 am

XX. NUCLEAR NEXUS

 

Ms. Melissa Mann

Associate Assistant Deputy Administrator

Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control

National Nuclear Security Administration

 

11:10 am

XXI. NUCLEAR RESEARCH - DEVELOPMENT OF SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE STEAM CYCLE FOR ADVANCED REACTOR DEPLOYMENT

 

Mr. Jonathan Wade

Sr. Research Engineer

Southwest Research Institute

 

11:30 am

XXII. NEXUS BETWEEN ADVANCED REACTORS AND RECYCLED FUEL

This panel will address efforts to resolve the challenge of used nuclear fuel by recycling these materials, the efforts underway to accomplish this goal as well as the role of advanced reactors will play in this process.  The panel will also discuss challenges to this effort including potential regulatory requirements.

 

Mr. Ed McGinnis

CEO

Curio

 

Mr. David Vannier

President - Americas

Newcleo

 

Mr. Greg Piefer

Founder and CEO

Shine Technologies

 

Ms. Dorothy Davidson

President & CEO

Orano Federal Services LLC

 

12:15 pm

XXIII. TEXAS LEGISLATURE VIEWS ON ADVANCED REACTORS

 

Hon. Cody Harris

Representative

Texas House of Representatives

 

12:30 pm

LUNCH

 

1:30 pm

XXIV. SETTING THE REGULATORY STAGE

This all-star panel will discuss the strategies nuclear regulators will be using to address the burgeoning development of Advanced Reactor Technologies in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and in other international regulatory environments.

 

Hon. Jeffrey S. Merrifield – Moderator

Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Chairman, USNIC

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

Hon. Annie Caputo

Commissioner

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

 

Mr. Ramzi Jammal

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

 

2:00 pm

XXV.  TEXAS PUC VIEWS ON ADVANCED REACTOR DEPLOYMENT 

 

Mr. Maynard Holt – Moderator

Founder & CEO

Veriten

 

Hon. Jimmy Glotfelty

Commissioner

Public Utilities Commission of Texas

 

2:30 pm

XXVI. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE ON HALEU PRODUCTION

 

Mr. Larry Cutlip

Senior Vice President

Centrus Energy Corporation

 

2:50 pm

XXVII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE

 

Mr. James Walker

CEO

Nano Nuclear Energy

 

3:10 pm

Break         

3:40 pm

XXVIII.  TRAILBLAZER UPDATE

 

Mr. Jake Jurewicz

Chief Executive Officer

Blue Energy Global, Inc.

 

4:00 pm

XXIX.  CAROLINAS UPDATE

 

4:20 pm

XXIV. FINANCE PANEL

Because of the importance of financing for widespread adoption of advanced nuclear, this panel will discuss financing strategies for initial units in industry, data centers, and electric utilities, as well as financing strategies for fleets of almost identical Small Modular Reactors and Microreactors in the U.S. and internationally.

 

Todd Abrajano – Moderator

President & CEO

U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

 

Mr. Allen Otto

Managing Director, Power, Energy & Renewables

Guggenheim Partners

 

Mr. Rod Adams

Managing Partner

Nucleation Capital

 

Mr. Sam Mar

Senior Advisor

Arnold Ventures

 

Mr. Julien Barber

Growth Stage Investor - Climate

Emerson Collective

 

5:10

CLOSING REMARKS & ADJOURN DAY TWO PLENARY

THURSDAY, April 18th

ARSXI Optional Tour Inforation & Registration

Wyman-Gordon Houston spans 500 acres and has 1,500,000 sq ft of manufacturing space. At the heart of our operations are a 12,000-ton horizontal extrusion press, 20,000-ton closed-die press, 29,000-ton closed-die press, 35,000-ton vertical extrusion press, and Advanced Product Development facility all supported by Heat Treatment, Material Handling, Tool & Die Machining and both Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing & Inspection facilities.

 

Please note that Thursday's optional tour requires a separate registration with a nominal fee and is open only to U.S. Citizens. Participants will also be required to sign a NDA in order to visit the site.

 

If you would like to participate in Thursday's optional tour please register below.

The Advanced Reactors Summit XI

& Technology Trailblazers Showcase

 

April 15-18, 2024 | Houston, TX 

 
 

Technology and Innovation in Advanced Nuclear

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