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2021 ANS Virtual Annual Meeting
June 14–16, 2021
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How the NRC modernized its digital I&C infrastructure and where it goes from here
The Nuclear Regulatory Commissiona first formally developed infrastructure for the review of digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems in the 1990s. Although the current fleet of nuclear power plants in the United States was originally designed and constructed with analog systems, the U.S. nuclear industry has for more than 30 years been working to upgrade these older systems with modern digital equipment.
Friday, April 9, 2021|12:30–1:30PM (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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