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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Belgium mulls life extension for more reactors
The Belgian government is exploring the idea of extending the operational life of its three oldest reactors by two years, a variety of news outlets are reporting.
Those reactors—Units 1 and 2 at the Doel facility and Unit 1 at Tihange, sporting a combined capacity of 1,852 MWe—were slated to be permanently shuttered in 2025 in keeping with the country’s nuclear phase-out policy.
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Business/Economic Performance
Tuesday, August 11, 2020|2:00–3:30PM EDT
David Heler (Accelerant)
Amber Von Ruden (Exelon Corporation)
2:00pm-3:00pm SOUL is a Knowledge Management platform that takes advantage of digital transformation, professional expertise and social collaboration to transfer knowledge throughout an organization to internal and external stakeholders. SOUL Artificial Intelligence (AI) helps students speed up their learning through customized reinforcement experiences. Management also benefits from Big Data techniques to discover trends and key insights from the learning process in the organization. Through machine learning, SOUL can help managers find out "training gaps" or hidden talent in the company. SOUL allows and encourages the integration and use of innovative e-learning materials, serious games, 3D models, virtual reality and high-level interactive tools, thus enhancing flexible learning while minimizing training cost and time. Focusing on improving the knowledge transfer experience, SOUL provides a cost-effective solution for knowledge management that creates an exciting learning environment that engages the users, improving the results.
3:00pm-3:30 pm: The continued viability of Palo Verde requires a streamlined ”Maintaining The Plant” process that does not diminish nuclear safety or
equipment reliability. NEI Efficiency Bulletin 17-23 implementation is intended to result in plant maintenance being performed in a
highly efficient manner that will improve plant productivity and maintain equipment reliability at expected levels, all at a reduced cost.
This is being achieved through innovation, automation, and elimination within existing processes.
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Reference — Palo Verde Slides
Reference — Accelerant Slides
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