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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Interest in reducing carbon emissions around the world continues to climb. As a complement to the increasing deployment of variably generating renewables, advanced nuclear is commonly shown in net-zero grid modeling for 2050 because it represents firm electricity production that can flex in output with load demands.1 However, these projections are challenged by the high levelized cost of electricity associated with legacy nuclear construction, which is often more than double that of modern combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plants.
Vice President / President-Elect CandidatesThe ANS Nominating Committee has selected as the candidates for Vice President/President-Elect:
Board of Directors CandidatesThe ANS Board of Directors each serve a three-year term that begins and ends during the ANS Annual Meeting. The ANS Bylaws and Rules require that U.S. and non U.S. members be proportionately represented; therefore, in the 2020 election, there are four U.S. Director At-large and one Non-U.S. Director At-large positions to be filled.
U.S. Director At-Large Position CandidatesNominated to run for the U.S. Director At-large positions are:
Non-U.S. Director At-Large Position CandidatesNominated to run for the non-U.S. Director At-large – Europe/Africa Region position:
Directors whose terms will end in June 2020 are: John Kelly (Officer), Lisa Marshall, Leah Parks, Patricia Paviet, David Pointer and Fiona Rayment.
In addition to Chair John Kelly, members of this year’s Nominating Committee included Professional Divisions Committee Chair Thomas Remick, Todd Allen, Daniel Churchman, Paul Dickman, Julie Ezold, John Kotek, and Piyush Sabharwall.
Members have the option to nominate by petition. Candidates, other than individuals on the Nominating Committee's slate, may be nominated by petition for Officer and Director vacancies. Acceptable petitions must:
Petitions for the 2020 national election are due at ANS Headquarters no later than January 5, 2020 (no extensions).
VotingBallots for the 2020 election will be sent electronically on February 24, 2020. Ballots for the national election must be submitted no later than 12 pm CT on Tuesday, April 6, 2020.
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