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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Virginia sites targeted as competitive for SMRs
A map of the seven potential LENOWISCO SMR sites recommended by DEI’s feasibility study. (Image: Google Maps/DEI)
Seven sites in southwestern Virginia have been identified as “competitive hosting grounds” for small modular reactors by a feasibility study Dominion Engineering, Inc. (DEI) prepared for the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission. (The planning district, based in Duffield, Va., serves the counties of Lee, Wise, and Scott and the city of Norton.) At a May 22 press conference at LENOWISCO’s offices, DEI chemical engineer and principal investigator Chuck Marks said the review represents the “very early stages of, does this region have what it takes to site one of these reactors, successfully deploy and successfully operate. And the answer is overwhelmingly yes,” according to an article in the Cardinal News.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021|3:15–5:00PM EST
Lisa M. Marshall
Richard P. Coe
In 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Idaho National Laboratory (INL) a grant to develop dynamic procedures and decision-support solutions for advanced reactors. The grant was aimed towards developing and commercializing a system with the functionality to revolutionize operator and system efficiency, as compared to existing paper-based processes.
Hear firsthand from principal experts as they describe insights about the new technology that aims to address a variety of industry challenges. Topics of discussion include barriers to adoption and the large number of procedures and data architecture required to address advanced reactors that feature increased levels of automation, sensors, and instrumentation.
Panelists will also discuss innovative ways their universities are using the generic PWR (gPWR) full scope simulator in research and the classroom to educate the next generation of nuclear industry professionals.
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