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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.
Thursday, May 19, 2022|8:00–9:45AM EDT|Ellwood
Nathan J. Roskoff
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Speed Up of Partial Current Tallies in SERPENT
Oscar Lastres (Purdue), Yunlin Xu (Purdue)
Toward Portable GPU Acceleration of the OpenMC Monte Carlo Particle Transport Code
John R. Tramm (ANL), Paul K. Romano (ANL), Johannes Doerfert (ANL), Amanda L. Lund (ANL), Patrick C. Shriwise (ANL), Andrew R. Siegel (ANL), Gavin Ridley (MIT), Andrew Pastrello (Univ. New South Wales)
Development of an Optimum Detector Position Search Method for Pulsed-Neutron-Source Alpha Measurement Using Time-Dependent Monte Carlo Simulation
S. H. Jang (Seoul Nat'l Univ.), H. J. Shim (Seoul Nat'l Univ.)
Performance of Population Control Techniques in Monte Carlo Reactor Criticality Simulation
Ilham Variansyah (Univ. Notre Dame), Ryan G. McClarren (Univ. Notre Dame)
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