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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
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Steven P. Nesbit
President of LMNT Consulting and an ANS member since 1989, is the next ANS vice president/president-elect
Steven A. Arndt
ANS Fellow and member since 1981, senior technical advisor at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Lori A. Braase
ANS member since 2016, program manager at Idaho National Laboratory
Anna S. Erickson
ANS member since 2005, associate professor at Georgia Institute of Technology
Richard H. Lagdon
ANS member since 1983, chief engineer of nuclear operations and safety at Bechtel National
Luc G. G. Van Den Durpel
(Non-U.S. at-large member) ANS member since 2004, managing director of Nuclear-21 in Belgium
Harsh S. Desai
ANS member since 2011, who was named to fill the director position left vacant by Steve Nesbit's election as VP/president-elect