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August 8–11, 2021
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Exelon files to deactivate the Byron reactors
Exelon on June 16 filed with grid operator PJM Interconnection to deactivate the two Byron reactors in Illinois. The move came one day after the Illinois Senate adjourned without reaching an agreement on a comprehensive energy package that would have provided nearly $700 million to keep Byron’s reactors, as well as Exelon’s Dresden and Braidwood nuclear power plants, in operation. (In August of 2020, Exelon announced that it would close the economically challenged Byron and Dresden facilities in the fall of 2021 without some form of state aid to provide compensation for their clean power.) The state’s House of Representatives also adjourned earlier this week without taking up the bill.
September 30–October 4, 2018
San Francisco, CA|Hyatt Regency
To make hotel accommodations, go to Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference housing link: Hyatt Regency no later than August 28, 2018. In order to receive the special group discounted rate of $299, mention that you are attending the 2018 Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference.
To register for the Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference go to: Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference Registration
Mark T. Peters (Laboratory Director, Idaho National Laboratory)
Donald Eggett (President and Principal, Eggett Consulting LLC 2)
Mimi H. Limbach (Managing Partner, Potomac Communications Group)
Kathy McCarthy (Laboratory Director, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
Technical Program Chair:
Corey McDaniel (Vice President, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)