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Improving task performance, system reliability, system and personnel safety, efficiency, and effectiveness are the division's main objectives. Its major areas of interest include task design, procedures, training, instrument and control layout and placement, stress control, anthropometrics, psychological input, and motivation.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
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ANS Utility Working Conference
The Utility Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and has contributed greatly to the success of the nuclear power industry.
The award consists of an engraved plaque that is presented each year in conjunction with the ANS Utility Working Conference (UWC).
This award was established in 1994 by the Operations and Power Division. In 2005 it became an official ANS award.
The criteria are non-specific. Therefore, the nomination must provide supporting details and enough facts for the selection committee to make an informed decision.
Submit nominations in Word or Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copies can be mailed to:
OPD UWC Awards ChairUtility Working ConferenceAmerican Nuclear Society555 N. Kensington AvenueLa Grange Park, IL 60526-5535
For more information, please visit the Operations and Power Division website.