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2022 ANS Annual Meeting
June 12–16, 2022
Anaheim, CA|Anaheim Hilton
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Cost drivers of nuclear steam cycle construction
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.
12th Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC&HMIT 2021)
Thursday, June 17, 2021|11:15AM–1:00PM (12:15–2:00PM EDT)
MIke Waters (NRC)
Raymond L. Herb
Wendell Morton (NRC)
Jay Bogardus (ANS)
This panel session will focus on improvements to the regulatory program for digital I&C with a primary focus on addressing common cause failure and defense-in-depth. Significant advancements have been achieved in guidance for practically addressing diversity and defense-in-depth against CCF in upgrades performed under 10 CFR 50.59 and NRC license requests. Industry leaders are reporting tangible success in tackling CCF and accomplishing plant digital modernization efforts. Panel session topics will include recent updates to NRC guidance; recent modernization accomplishments and issues associated with demonstrating sufficient protection against CCF in digital upgrades; and broader industry & NRC initiatives to facilitate digital modernization.
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