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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Matthew Rasmussen (Senior Vice President, TVA)
Assistant General Chair:
John Crawford (TVA)
Technical Program Chair:
Matthew Kirschenheiter (Director of Design Engineering, TVA)
Assistant Technical Program Chairs:
Dan Churchman (Southern Nuclear)
Dan Doran (Constellation PowerLabs)
Supply Chain Challenges & Opportunities Lead:
Bill Fry (Duke Energy)
Cost Reduction Opportunities Lead:
Tim Schlimpert (MCR Performance Solutions, LLC)
Innovation Roles for Nuclear Lead:
Ken Lowery (Southern Nuclear)
Plant Reliability Lead:
Emmett Wilmes (MPR Associates, Inc.)
Nuclear HR and Working Group Community Practices Lead:
Emily Usset (Accelerant Solutions)
Workforce Development Lead:
Bruce Hennigan (Constellation)
Social Media Chair:
Ben Hunt (TVA)
Greg Keller (Curtiss Wright)
Matt Rasmussen is TVA’s Senior Vice President, Engineering and Operations Support. Matt reports to Tim Rausch, Chief Nuclear Officer.
Rasmussen has 20 years of experience in engineering, maintenance, work control training, and operations management at both boiling water reactor facilities (BWR) and pressurized water reactor (PWR) facilities.
Matt started his career at Browns Ferry in 2002 as a Maintenance Engineer. He served in multiple positions before being promoted to the Shift Manager role in 2009. In 2010, Matt advanced to the Operations Superintendent position and later spent 2 years as the Director of Work Management at the station where he was part of the senior management team that recovered the station from Column 4 and INPO Policy Note 14. Matt transitioned to Sequoyah Nuclear Plant where he led the Maintenance organization prior to being promoted to the Plant Manager and then Site Vice President in 2019.
Matt returned to Browns Ferry as the Site Vice President in October 2020 and most recently led the station through a WANO evaluation resulting in an Exemplary rating – the highest rating awarded in our industry. He is passionate about community engagement and giving back to the communities around our nuclear stations. Matt moved to the Nuclear Fleet Center as the Vice President, Engineering and Operations Support August 2022.
Rasmussen entered into the license class and obtained his Senior Reactor Operator License. He is a graduate of TVA’s Advanced Leadership Program and INPO’s Senior Nuclear Plant Management Program and Senior Nuclear Executive Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University in Alabama.
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