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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.
Saturday, April 10, 2021|12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
Harsh S. Desai
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
Vincent Dallura (NC State Univ.)
Avoiding catastrophic impacts of climate change will require near-zero electricity sector CO2 emissions by mid-century, if not sooner. Achieving the "decarbonization" of even the electric power sector will require preserving our current fleet of nuclear plants and investing in innovative next-generation nuclear technologies. Panelists will provide an update on the political landscape of nuclear energy looking forward past the 2020 election. There will be a discussion on hot topics such as opportunities for nuclear and renewables to complement the electricity grid, accelerating the deployment of advanced reactors, and non-electricity applications of nuclear power plants. Panelists will also highlight the opportunities for ANS members, particularly students and young professionals, to engage and learn more about the policy world.
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