Date: Wednesday 30 October 2013 - Friday 01 November 2013
Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Small modular reactors (SMRs) are making headlines. The energy industry is starting to shift its historic preference for large, stick-built, one-of-a kind reactors to smaller reactors, made of standardized parts manufactured in factories and fabricated into modules for on-site assembly. The incremental capacity option offered by SMRs has caught the attention of commercial utilities and government regulators in the U.S. and around the world.
According to a research brief from Navigant Research, worldwide SMR capacity could grow to as much as 4.6 GW by 2030.
U.S. nuclear plant vendors are in a race to license their SMRs and deploy domestically, then export this new technology to a global market. This industry forum will profile the major American vendors and their business strategies for market success. National experts and opinion leaders will share views and opinions about the financial, political, and policy factors that must be in place for a U.S. SMR vendor to get to market.
From overcoming the hurdles of NRC licensing and public acceptance, to developing a commercial deployment strategy that can be leveraged to create jobs and a new nuclear industry sector for American suppliers, From Concept to Reality: Small Modular Reactors will offer the latest in thinking from insiders working to make this technology innovation a viable energy and economic engine for U.S. and global markets.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Beyond design: developing a commercial development strategy for SMRs
- Examining the market drivers and overcoming the barriers to deployment
- View from the operator: how utilities are responding to natural gas price signals
- The business of SMRs: state-by-state regulation and its role in domestic deployment
- Examining the domestic and export markets: where is the demand for the supply?
- The economic and technological drivers behind SMR deployments
- The federal outlook: who can help, who can hurt?
- Building the utility business case for SMRs
- The economic development potential for American suppliers
- Public opinion and its role in an emerging SMR market
- Workforce readiness for advanced manufacturing of SMRs
- Perspectives from America’s leading nuclear scientists and engineers
- Private companies and public agencies:how to get the most value from both
Who Will Attend
The conference is researched, designed and ideally suited for:
- Utilities and power generation companies
- Nuclear power support groups
- National laboratories
- Nuclear technology and small reactor vendors
- Industry supply chain and manufacturing firms
- How You Will Benefit:
- Government agencies and policymakers
- Nuclear related organizations - EPRI, INPO, ANS
- Nuclear energy university program participants
- Investor community
- Practitioners and researchers in design; risk assessment; licensing; manufacturing; material and equipment supply; construction; operations and maintenance; supply chain management; plant economics and financing.
How You Will Benefit:
- Identify the solutions necessary to manage the implementation of SMR technologies
- Network, interact and exchange ideas with companies who are developing SMRs that are most likely to succeed, especially in the near term
- Build the vital new partnerships required to move commercial small and advanced reactor programs forward
For Venue Information and Reservations
The Hilton Garden Inn Idaho Falls, ID
700 Lindsay Blvd.
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Email: Taryn Wolf - firstname.lastname@example.org
When making your reservations, please identify yourself as part of the Active Communications International Group and have your credit card information available
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Phone: 414-221-1700 Ext. 130
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Phone: 312-780-0700 Ext. 306