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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
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Exelon still “hopeful” for state aid to IL plants, but solution remains in limbo
A $6 billion lifeline for struggling U.S. nuclear power plants is reportedly included in the nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill currently being mulled over in the U.S. Senate, but it won’t be thrown in time to rescue Illinois’s Byron and Dresden plants, according to owner and operator Exelon.
In an August 4 statement on second-quarter earnings, Exelon’s president and chief executive officer, Chris Crane, noted that while his company is encouraged by the growth of federal support for policies that acknowledge the value of nuclear’s clean energy generation, “passage of legislation remains uncertain and, regardless, will come too late to save our Byron and Dresden plants from early retirement this fall. While we remain hopeful that a state solution will pass in time to save the plants, clean energy legislation in Illinois remains caught in negotiations over unrelated policy matters, leaving us no choice but to continue down the path of closing the plants.” (Last August, Exelon announced its intention to prematurely retire Byron and Dresden, citing longstanding economic pressures. Last week, the company filed decommissioning plans for the two nuclear facilities.)
17th International ANS Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis 2021 (PSA21)
Columbus Hilton Downtown Columbus, Ohio, USA
Since 1978, the ANS biennial topical conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment has been a forum for communication of major probabilistic risk and safety topics worldwide, including issues, methods, applications, insights, policy, research, and risk-informed regulation experience. PSA21 will be of interest to those working in traditional applications including nuclear reactor facilities, nonreactor installations, processing, decontamination & decommissioning, storage, as well as other nontraditional areas where probabilistic safety approaches are applied. Topics of discussion are anticipated to include advanced and small modular reactor (SMR), Fukushima Daiichi, advanced reactor, multi-unit and full site PSA, the human interface and HRA, reliability of systems/structures/components, waste cleanup, natural phenomena, security, dry storage and fire risk, as well as many others. The role of probabilistic methods in understanding uncertainties and improving the safety and security of nuclear facilities, and activities will be highlighted.
PSA 2019 is attended by decision-makers, regulators, project managers, business sector, scientists, engineers, students and educators from throughout the world who are engaged in one or more topical areas associated with PSA. By selecting this conference, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders in the probabilistic and nuclear safety assessment field, as well as discuss your products, services, and organization.
Around 300 probabilistic and nuclear safety analysts, engineers, educators, regulators, government officials, consultants and policy-makers from around the world attend the PSA series of technical exchange and networking conferences. With over two hundred oral and poster presentations, coupled with one-of-a-kind panel sessions scheduled over a six-day period, you cannot afford to miss this unique chance to showcase your organization.
Major industry, government and consulting organizations, and university departments that are actively engaged in the nuclear safety field will be present at PSA21. Attendees from the U.S. and approximately 20 other nations will be in Columbus, Ohio for PSA21.
Your organization has a unique opportunity to showcase your brand in terms of products and services related to nuclear facility safety, consulting and analytical services, software applications, and related, science and technology, especially those that make a strategic difference in risk-informing nuclear processes, activities, and systems, and ultimately helping improve safety and efficiency.
All sponsors and exhibitors receive a booth in the exhibit area, are acknowledged at the Opening Plenary and are recognized on the PSA21 website, in the Conference Program Book and on signage displayed throughout the Conference hotel. Hosts also provide a reception, luncheon, breakfast, coffee break or promotional item.
New in PSA21 are opportunities for non-profit nuclear science and technology organizations, national laboratory and academic institutions to actively engage in PSA21 and be represented in PSA21 Exhibits Area. Along with a booth the benefits at this level include one full conference registration for non-profit organizations and either one full conference registration for a university educator, or two full student conference registrations for an academic institution.
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More Information: John Greenwood, PSA21 Finance Chair Phone: +1.724.730.1608 (preferred), or: +1.405.760.5882 (off-business hours) Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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