(PRWEB) January 24, 2014
This one-off webinar will give you exclusive and expert insight from three of the major organizations at the forefront of U.S. SMR development. We will be discussing the challenges in SMR deployment and hear how cross industry co-operation is driving the delivery of solutions to these issues. You will also hear a comprehensive review of the pioneering Clinch River SMR project and gain first-hand knowledge of expected time frames for commercial SMR deployment.
In the webinar we will be hearing from:
Chris Mowry, CEO, Generation mPower
Generation mPower is a joint company formed by The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) and Bechtel Power Corporation using B&W’s mPower reactor technology to design, license and build the next generation of nuclear power plants. Chris Mowry joined the company in 2008, becoming head of the subsidiary responsible for SMR initiatives in 2012.
Dan Stout, Senior Manager – SMR Technology, TVA
Owned by the U.S. government, the Tennessee Valley Authority provides electricity for 9 million people in parts of seven Southeastern states. SMRs are being used by the agency to further their vision as a leader in cleaner, low-cost energy. TVA is currently working with mPower on a potential deployment of an SMR at TVA’s Clinch River site. Dan Stout joined TVA in 2009 where he is responsible for their SMR program.
Gregory Halnon, Director Fleet Regulatory Affairs, FirstEnergy
A subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) operates the corporation’s three nuclear power facilities. Formed in 1998, the four units at three sites that comprise FENOC produce 4,000 megawatts of electricity, almost a third of FirstEnergy’s requirements. Gregory Halnon joined FirstEnergy in 2004 and is now responsible for emergency preparedness, performance improvement, industry relations and operating experience programs.
Considered by many to be a method of providing a viable source of sustainable energy, SMRs are on the cutting edge of nuclear energy technology. Approximately a third of the size of current nuclear power plants, SMRs offer a streamlined, safer and cost-effective alternative. Their modular design allows transport from factory construction to point of use, enabling the addition of further modules as energy demand increases. Funding opportunities have been provided by the Department of Energy for development, licensing and commercializing SMRs.
“At the commercial scale, SMRs could expand the options for nuclear power in the U.S. and around the world. The smaller size also makes these reactors ideal for small electric grids and for locations that cannot support large reactors, in addition to offering utilities the flexibility to scale production as demand changes.”
- Dr. Peter B. Lyons, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy (DOE)
This is a unique opportunity to take part in an industry-leading discussion on SMRs at a pivotal time in their development. To register for this totally free webinar, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/935565886.