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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
Monday, August 9, 2021|9:30AM–4:00PM (10:30AM–5:00PM EDT)|Calusa 8-9
The session will be available to join at 9:00AM (10:00AM EDT).
Ray Herb (Southern Company)
Pareez Golub (Sargent & Lundy)
Saieed Ahmed (Exelon)
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
Digital modernization is typically cited as the method to address reliability and obsolescence of traditional analog I&C systems, but Digital Modernization is really Business Modernization. This workshop will explore the capabilities of the new digital architectures that can be used to increase the potential O&M savings in the engineering support and plant maintenance organizations through the use of enhanced monitoring and diagnostics endemic in new digital platforms, both used for plant control and connected to the plantwide business LAN. These systems can be used to support predictive and value based maintenance, distributed workforces, plant and fleet standardization initiatives, digital lifecycle management strategies, etc. The Workshop will be divided into three parts, each part will address a different aspect of using digital capabilities and modernization initiatives to improve the business.
Part 1 (10:30-12:00) Using data to increase reliability and reduce O&M costs (Rob Austin - EPRI, Molly Strasser - Xcel Energy, Charlie Fox - APS)
Part 2 (1:30-3:00) Main control room modernization decision-making (Quinn Reynolds - Sargent & Lundy, Jeremy Chenkovich - Dominion Energy, Jeffery Joe - INL)
Part 3 (3:30-5:00) Cost saving initiatives in digital (Neil Archambo - Duke, John Connelly - Exelon, Jason Gasque - TVA )
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