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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
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.
June 14–16, 2021
ANS President 2020-2021Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, PhD
General ChairDr. Thomas ZachariaOak Ridge National Laboratory
ANS Executive Director/CEOCraig H. Piercy
Monday, June 14, 2021 | 10:00AM
Opening Remarks from
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy
Monday, June 14, 2021 | 10:00AM–12:30PM EDT
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 10:00–11:30AM EDT
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 10:00–11:30AM EDT
New this year, Executive Panels have been added to provide busy nuclear professionals a broader look at developments in nuclear science and technology and their impact on policy and markets. The Executive Panels will focus on crisis communications, diversity and inclusion, lessons learned from new construction projects, and the 2021 Polar Vortex energy blackouts as well as advances in space technology, non-power technologies and nuclear capabilities, and action on nuclear waste.
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