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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The legacy of the Shippingport Atomic Power Station
Serving as the world’s first scalable nuclear power plant, Shippingport Atomic Power Station led the way for today’s nuclear generation fleet. Shippingport was centrally located roughly 25 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa., to provide electrical generation for many end-users. Shippingport also served as an experimental reactor that allowed engineers and designers the ability to test different core designs, and as such, the site housed additional testing equipment otherwise not commonly seen. The primary goal of Shippingport was always to generate electricity; however, its ability to function as an experimental reactor served utilities in further development of scalable nuclear generation.
Friday, April 9, 2021|1:30–2:30PM EDT
Harsh S. Desai (Nuclear Energy Institute)
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
Grayson Gall (NCSU)
Nuclear energy supplies nearly 20 percent of all our domestic electricity generation, and more than 55 percent of carbon-free generation. Nuclear power plants supply the baseload, always-available emissions-free electricity, while providing significant benefits to regional economies. This presentation will focus on the economics and policy of nuclear power, for both electricity and non-electricity needs. Discussion will revolve around various revenue models for current and future nuclear plants, including regulated and wholesale markets, and opportunities for current and next-generational nuclear to thrive in a future powered by clean energy. Panelists will discuss economics beyond electricity needs, such as first responder power, hydrogen production, and process heat for industrial purposes. Panelists will also highlight opportunities to engage and learn more about nuclear economics.
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