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Operations & Power
Members focus on the dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The division sponsors meetings on the coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities. It encourages and assists with the dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
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.
Thursday, May 19, 2022|8:00–9:45AM EDT|Fountainview
G. Ivan Maldonado (Univ. Tennessee, Knoxville)
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Assessment of Skyshine in DEMO Using ADVANTG Code
Domen Kotnik (Jožef Stefan Institute), Bor Kos (ORNL), Igor Lengar (Jožef Stefan Institute), Aljaž Čufar (Jožef Stefan Institute), Christian Bachmann (Eurofusion PMU), Luka Snoj (Jožef Stefan Institute)
Shutdown Dose Rate Calculations of JET Using ORCS (ORNL R2S Code Suite)
Bor Kos (ORNL), Georgeta Radulescu (ORNL), Robert Grove (ORNL), Rosaria Villari (ENEA), Paola Batistoni (ENEA), JET Contributors (EUROfusion)
Neutron Flux Distributions for ITER B1 Port Cell 16 Shielding Design
Kara Godsey (ORNL), Bor Kos (ORNL), Matthew Swinney (ORNL)
Nuclear Data Uncertainty Quantification in the ARC Fusion Reactor
Alex Aimetta (Politecnico di Torino), Nicolò Abrate (Politecnico di Torino), Sandra Dulla (Politecnico di Torino), Antonio Froio (Politecnico di Torino)
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