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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021|2:50–4:50PM EST
Kevin R. O'Kula (Amentum Technical Services)
Carol S. Smidts (Ohio State Univ.)
Innovative and collaborative work has progressed nationally and internationally regarding hybrid and integrated energy systems, including those with nuclear, nonnuclear (including hydrogen), and renewable components. Optimal energy generation and prioritization strategies can be advanced using various metrics such as reliability, security, affordability, ﬂexibility, resiliency, and sustainability. In many cases, risk and reliability methods offer insights that are difficult to obtain otherwise to evaluate coordinated use of various energy generators to meet energy demands across the electricity, industrial, and transportation sectors.
This panel will discuss national laboratory and commercial industry experience, challenges and insights gained considering integrated and hybrid energy systems using risk and reliability methods. Progress in building applicable datasets and running dynamic simulations will also be discussed.
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