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TUESDAY, JUNE 20th

 

Advanced REactors SUMMIT X

WELCOME RECEPTION

Cloud Bar by David Burke

Rooftop of the Le Méridien Hotel

555 S McDowell St, Charlotte, NC

8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

Brought to you by NUCOR

Surrounded by the lights of Charlotte’s skyline, Cloud Bar by David Burke is located on the rooftop of Le Méridien. Network with your fellow colleagues while enjoying uptown Charlotte’s best sunset view and light bites from world-renowned celebrity chef David Burke.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21st – DAY ONE PLENARY

Sheraton / Le Méridien – Carolina Ballroom

 

7:30 am

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST - Brought to you by Pillsbury

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 Advanced Nuclear Working Group;

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

Dr. Vahid Majidi 

Laboratory Director

Savannah River National Laboratory

8:45 am

II. DRIVING CARBON FREE STEEL GENERATION

Mr. Leon Topalian

Chairman and CEO

Nucor Corp. 

9:15 am

III. KEYNOTE

Mr. Dan Stout

Chief Nuclear Officer

Ultra Safe Nuclear

 

9:45 am

IV. U.S. GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO ENABLE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGIES

 

Ms. Christina Walrond  

Stakeholder Engagement Lead- Advanced Nuclear and Industrial Demonstrations

Office of Technology Demonstration

U.S. Department of Energy

Ms. Julie Kozeracki

Senior Advisor

Loan Programs Office

U.S. Department of Energy

 

10:15 am

BREAK

 

10:30 am

V. ADVANCED REACTORS DEPLOYMENT FOR NON-POWER APPLICATIONS 

This panel will focus on the challenges of deploying advanced reactors for non-power applications in the chemical industry and will discuss securing qualified fuel, developing design and obtaining regulatory design approvals—with X-energy as a case study.

Mr.  Jeremy Harrell (Moderator)

Managing Director Policy

ClearPath

 

Dr. Ben Reinke 
Vice President Business Development
X-energy

 

Ms. Kreshka Young

North American Business Director (Energy and Climate)

Dow

 

11:15 pm

VI. 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.

 

Hon. David Wright

Commissioner

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Ms. Rumina Velshi

President

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

12:00 pm

VII. Update on Space Working Group Developments

Dr. Ron Faibish

Senior Director of Strategic Development

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

12:10 pm

VIII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE AND WORKING LUNCH

Mr. Peter S. Hastings

Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Quality

Kairos Power LLC

 

12:45 pm

IX. STATE VIEW ON ADVANCED REACTOR DEPLOYMENT

 

Mr. Richard Mroz – (Moderator)
Managing Director
Resolute Strategies LLC


Hon. Michael Caron 
President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners;
Commissioner, Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority
 

1:15 pm

X. PANEL: BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF NUCLEAR REACTORS

Dr. Michael Mazzola (Moderator)

Executive Director 

Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) 

UNC Charlotte

 

Mr. Brian Coombe

Manager, Nuclear Business Development

Bechtel, Inc.

 

Mr. Amar Jolly

Global Director, Nuclear

Hatch

 

Mr. James E. Rugg

President

Atkins Nuclear

 

Dr. Corey McDaniel

Northwest Regional Manager

Kiewit Nuclear Solutions

 

2:05 pm

XI. DEPLOYMENT OF HYDROGEN PRODUCTION WITH NUCLEAR TO DECARBONIZE THE NON-ELECTRIC INDUSTRY

This panel will discuss applicability Hydrogen and Hydrogen Hubs powered by nuclear to provide zero-emission industrial energy, and some transportation applications (Note: panel on day two will discuss industrial uses of nuclear energy)

Mr. Andrew Maxwell (Moderator)

Senior Nuclear Expert

Clean Air Task Force

 

Mr. Nick Irvin 
Director of Research and Development
Southern Company


Mr. Peter Hoeflich 
Director of Generation Technologies
Duke Energy

2:45 pm

XII. FINANCING THE NEXT GENERATION OF NUCLEAR

 

Mr. Maynard Holt 
Founder & CEO
Veritas Capital
 

2:55 pm

XIII. Update on University Research Reactor Deployment

Dr. Rusty Towell

Chief Executive Officer

Abilene Christian University

 

3:05 am

BREAK

 

3:25 pm

XIV.  TRAILBLAZERS UPDATES

 

Ms. Caroline Cochran 
COO
Oklo Inc


Hon. Dan Poneman 
Chief Executive Officer 
Centrus Energy

4:10 pm

XV. UTILITY DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED REACTORS

Hear from a group of CEOs who are evaluating and planning to incorporate advanced nuclear generation in their future fleet.

 

Mr. Todd Abrajano – Moderator

President & CEO

US Nuclear Industry Council

 

Mr. Jeffrey Lyash

President and CEO

Tennessee Valley Authority

 

Mr. Ken Hartwick

President and CEO

Ontario Power Generation

Mr. Jay Wileman  
President & CEO
GE Hitachi Nuclear
 

5:00 pm

ADJOURN DAY ONE PLENARY

 

 

 

Advanced REactors SUMMIT X

Trailblazer awards Reception

 

June 21, 2023

NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Brought to you by

 

Holetc International 

 

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd – DAY TWO PLENARY

Sheraton/Le Meriden Uptown - Carolina Ballroom

 

7:30 am

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Brought to you by Pillsbury   

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

 

8:05 am

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

Hon. James Danly

Commissioner and Former Chairman

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 

8:30 am

XVII. ENABLING U.S. EXPORTS

Hon. Reta Jo Lewis

President and Chair

Export-Import Bank of the United States

 

9:00 am

XVIII. MOVING TO DEPLOYMENT

This panel addresses the challenges of deploying nuclear projects worldwide, from an industry perspective.

Ms. Pam Gorman Prochaska – Moderator

Director, Nuclear Regulatory Policy

Xcel Energy

 

Mr. Chris Colbert 
Chief Financial Officer
NuScale Power

Ms. Ana Birchall

Special Envoy for Strategic and International Affairs

Nuclearelectrica - Romania

Mr. Glenn Neises

Nuclear Director

Burns McDonnell/Carbon Free Power Project

 

9:50 am

BREAK

 

10:15 am

XIX. Accelerating Domestic Deployment

Ms. Alice Caponiti

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Reactor Fleet and Advanced Reactor Deployment

Office of Nuclear Energy

U.S. Department of Energy

10:45 am

XX. International Deployment of Nuclear Generation

This panel addresses the role of governments and international agencies in deploying nuclear projects worldwide.

Ms. Lindsay Walter – (Moderator)

Director of International Policy

Third Way

Ms. Aleshia Duncan 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy

International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation

U.S. Department of Energy

Mr. Pawel Luzak

Counselor, Economic Section

Embassy of the Republic of Poland

 

11:15 am

XXI. NON-TRADITIONAL USES OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

This panel evaluates potential applications and business models for use of nuclear for steel, chemicals, and other industries (and augments the day one panel on hydrogen)

Mr. Jeremy Harrell – Moderator

Chief Strategy Officer

ClearPath

 

Mr. David A. Sumoski

Chief Operating Officer

Nucor Corp. 

 

Mr. P. Todd Noe

Director of Nuclear Technologies Engineering

Microsoft Corporation

Mr. Simon Irish

President & CEO

Terrestrial Energy

12:15 pm

XXII. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE AND WORKING LUNCH

Mr. Steve Chengelis

Director of Research & Development, Future Nuclear

Electric Power Research Institute

 

Dr. Tina Back

Vice President

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

 

1:00 pm

XXIII. PANEL: NUCLEAR SUPPLY CHAIN

This panel will provide varying perspectives of suppliers of components of nuclear power facilities, and the challenges of securing qualified supply chains for U.S. and international projects.

 

Ms. Bristol Hartlage – (Moderator)

Sr. Director of Business Development

Numerical Advisory Solutions, a Zachry Group Company

 

Mr. Richard Voorberg

CEO

Siemens Energy

 

Mr. Jeff Whitt

President

Framatome Government Solutions

 

Mr. Michael Beck

Managing Director

Plutus Capital (SK, Inc.)

 

1:50 pm

XXIV. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE

Hon. Rita Baranwal, Ph.D

Senior Vice President

Westinghouse Electric Company

 

2:15 pm

XXV. TRAILBLAZERS UPDATE

Dr. Tara Neider

SVP & Project Director, Natrium™ Demonstration Reactor

TerraPower

 

2:35 pm

XXVI. Update on Advanced Reactor Fuel

 

Ms. Karen Fili 

President & CEO

Urenco USA

 

2:55 pm

BREAK

 

3:15 pm

XXVII. EUROPEAN ADVANCED DEPLOYMENT

This panel will address the deployment of advanced reactor technologies in Europe including the possibility of using nuclear power for non-power applications.

Mr. Steve Cuevas – Moderator

Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs

Ultra Safe Nuclear

Mr. Mikal Boe

Founder and CEO

CorePower UK, Ltd.

 

Dr. Rick Springman

Vice President of International Projects

Holtec International

 

Mr. Bret Kugelmass

President & CEO

Last Energy

 

4:00 pm

XXVIII. GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR NUCLEAR POWER AND PROPULSION

Mr. Rex Geveden 

President & CEO

BWX Technologies

 

4:20 pm

XXIX FINANCE PANEL

This panel addresses the important challenge of securing commercial debt and equity financing, with needed loan guarantees and government support, to enable successful widespread deployment of nuclear for utility and industrial applications.

Hon. Jeffrey Merrifield - Moderator 

Former Commissioner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission;

Chairman, USNIC Advanced Nuclear Working Group;

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

 

Dr. Rachel Slaybaugh

Partner

DCVC

 

Mr. Jim Schaefer

Senior Managing Director

Guggenheim Partners

 

Mr. Mike Scott

Managing Partner

Pelican Energy Partners

 

Mr. Maynard Holt

Founder & CEO

Veritas Capital

 

Mr. Kurt Scherer

Managing Partner

C5 Capital

 

5:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & ADJOURN DAY TWO PLENARY

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd

 

Optional Tour: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Energy Production & Infrastructure Center at UNC Charlotte

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte was formed in response to the need from industry to supply highly trained engineers qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry – through traditional and continuing education, and provide sustainable support the Carolina energy industry by increasing capacity and support for applied research.  EPIC is a highly collaborative industry/education partnership that produces a technical workforce, advancements in technology for the global energy industry while supporting the Carolinas' multi-state economic and energy security.

 

Electric Power Research Institute

Founded in 1972, EPRI is the world's preeminent independent, non-profit energy research and development organization, with offices around the world. EPRI's trusted experts collaborate with more than 450 companies in 45 countries, driving innovation to ensure the public has clean, safe, reliable, affordable, and equitable access to electricity across the globe. Explore EPRI’s research across the Nuclear, Generation, and Power Delivery and Utilization sectors ranging from decarbonization to grid modernization to low carbon resources.

 

Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub

The Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub is the company’s worldwide hub for 60 Hz power generating equipment. Opened in 1969, the facility has manufactured and serviced generators and steam turbines for the power generation market for decades. In November 2011, the facility celebrated the opening of a new expansion, adding gas turbine production and service capabilities. The new Gas Turbine facility was designed based on LEAN manufacturing principles and certified for U.S. LEED Gold green building standards, making it the most advanced gas turbine production plant in operation. The expansion represents a $350 million total investment in Charlotte, adding 1,000 jobs. With its current workforce of 1,500 and more than one million square feet of space under roof, Siemens Energy in Charlotte has become the largest manufacturer in the city and the second largest among the 250+ Energy companies based in Charlotte.

The Advanced Reactors Summit X

& Technology Trailblazers Showcase

 

June 21-22, 2023 | Charlotte, North Carolina 

 
 

Technology and Innovation in Advanced Nuclear

Under the auspices of

 
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