Adding Nuclear Power to the Grid
Abstract: Public awareness and support of the need to pursue nuclear power as part of our national energy supply has fueled a resurgence of the industry in the US. This session will provide an overview of the current status of nuclear power in the US, including the process of licensing and regulatory oversight changes that are accompanying this, the companies and consortiums involved in this, and the alignment of research in support of new plants and improvement to the operation of current plants. Current industry issues, including actions to address an aging work force, will be discussed. EXECUTIVE PANEL: Status of Nuclear Power Plants in US. Adrian Heymer, Director, New Plan Deployment, Nuclear Energy Institute. From The 33rd National Energy and Environmental Conference at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, AZ (August 27-30, 2006).