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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.
Thursday, November 11, 2021|10:10AM–12:10PM EST
Mohammad Modarres (Univ Maryland)
Carol S. Smidts (OSU)
The Fukushima Daiichi accident highlighted the importance of risks from multiple nuclear reactor unit accidents at a site. As a result, there has been considerable interest in Multi-Unit Probabilistic Risk Assessment (MUPRA) and developments in the past few years. This panel discusses the status, related issues, and recent developments in MUPRA. Specifically, such topics as site risk metrics, risk aggregation, inter-unit dependency, and common cause modeling, safety goals, external event hazard and fragility treatments, industry, regulatory and international experiences in the context of MUPRA will be discussed.
Panelists: M. Modarres, UMD (Chair); G. Apostolakis (NRRC); O. Coman (IAEA); F. Ferrante (EPRI); K. Fleming (KNF Consulting); M. Röwekamp (GRS)
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