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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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM EDT|Fountainview
Nicolas Stauff (ANL)
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Overview of Recent SCALE Activities for Non-LWR Inventory and Decay Heat Analysis
William A. Wieselquist (ORNL), Friederike Bostelmann (ORNL), Robert Kile (ORNL), Austin Lo (ORNL), Ugur Mertyurek (ORNL), Alex Shaw (ORNL), Steve Skutnik (ORNL), Erik Walker (ORNL)
Cell Dancoff-Based Embedded Self-Shielding Capability for Doubly Heterogeneous Particulate Fuels in SCALE/Polaris
Byoung-kyu Jeon (Univ. Michigan), Won Sik Yang (Univ. Michigan), Hansol Park (Univ. Michigan), Kang Seog Kim (ORNL), Matthew A. Jessee (ORNL), William A. Wieselquist (ORNL)
Neutronic Analysis of a PWR-Type SMR Core Using Duplex ThO2-UO2 in TRISO Fuel Particles
Jesús Rosales (Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México), Juan-Luis François (Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México), Carlos García (InSTEC)
Comparative Analysis of Energy Deposition Modes Available in Serpent 2 Within the Framework of the Supercritical Water Reactor -- Fuel Qualification Test Reactor Physics Benchmark
B. Babcsány (Budapest Univ. Technology and Economics), V. Giusti (Univ. Pisa), A. Moise (Institute for Nuclear Research), J. C. Chow (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
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