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Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo
August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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DOE puts $9.35 million toward high-energy-density plasma research
The Department of Energy’s Office of Science (DOE-SC) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on July 27 announced $9.35 million for 21 research projects in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. High-energy-density (HED) plasma research, originally developed to support the U.S. nuclear weapons program, has applications in astrophysics, fusion power plant development, medicine, nuclear and particle physics, and radioisotope production.
Educational Session|Panel|Sponsored by Cost Reduction Opportunities
Wednesday, August 11, 2021|7:30–9:00AM (8:30–10:00AM EDT)|Calusa 8-9
The session will be available to join at 7:00AM (8:00AM EDT).
Ray Herb (Southern Company)
Ken Lowery (Southern Company)
Tim Schlimpert (MCR Group)
Maria Hernandez (Duke Energy)
Saieed Ahmed (Exelon)
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
This session will involve a panel led discussion with audience participation on the cost reduction aspects of accident tolerant fuel, including improved accident performance & increased fuel cycle flexibility. Panel will include discussions on reducing batch loading sizes and extending cycle lengths, robust failure mechanisms, reduced combustible gas generation, and improved thermal margins.
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