Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2012
Infocast, the industry-leading conference and event producer, has announced the 3rd annual Commercializing Small Modular Reactors for Domestic and International Markets, scheduled to take place on July 17-19, 2012 at the Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C. Many important players in SMR technology development will gather to take part in the three-day, information-packed event.
SMR development was given a major boost this year when the US Department of Energy issued an FOA of up to $452M to match the contributions of private investors, which resulted in a staggering amount of approximately $904 million in total investment. This opportunity will bring more competition as public and private team-ups involving nuclear developers, labs, engineering firms and utilities are formed, all aiming to achieve commercial deployment of SMR technology by 2022. For companies determined to avoid being left behind scrambling for funding, the Summit is the perfect opportunity to network with key players and strike partnerships.
The Summit will bring together respected thought leaders of the industry to share perspectives on what is needed to form efficient and effective teams to commercialize SMRs. Attendees will gain valuable insight into the latest developments and trends from Michael Anness, Manager of Advanced Reactors at Westinghouse Electric Company; J. Darren Gale, Vice President of Product Development at Generation mPower; Dr. Corey McDaniel, Director of International Marketing at NuScale Power; and Paul H. Genoa, Director of Policy at the Nuclear Energy Institute. Joining the group will be other influential policy-makers, leading reactor vendors, representatives from national laboratories and more.
A pre-conference Executive Forum on Small Modular Reactors in International Markets will feature keynote speakers from Argentina’s Comisión Nacional De Energía Atómica, the Korean Atomic Energy Institute and the intergovernmental OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.
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