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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.
Monday, June 13, 2022|8:00–11:30AM PDT|Pacific D
We’ve been through a lot in the last 2 years: a global pandemic and associated disruption of the global economic system, broadscale shocks in energy prices and availability, and strengthened international momentum toward deep decarbonization and ultimately Net Zero. There is palpable excitement in the nuclear community about the future prospects for the harnessed atom. Challenges await, but a new wave of nuclear technology innovation promises to play a larger role in the evolving geopolitical landscape.
ANS Annual Meeting 2022 General ChairPer Peterson Chief Nuclear Officer, Kairos Power
Christine King Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)
Dr. Dan RaskySenior Scientist, NASA Chief, Space Portal Office
Kristine SvinickiFormer Chair, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionAdjunct Professor, University of Michigan
Ted NordhausFounder and Executive Director Breakthrough Institute
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