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NNSA releases contractor performance evaluations
The National Nuclear Security Administration last week released performance evaluation summaries on the effectiveness of its management and operating (M&O) contractors in meeting the agency’s expectations during fiscal year 2020.
The summaries feature assessment “scorecards,” as well as links to M&O contractor performance evaluation and measurement plans. Also included are specific contractor accomplishments, plus issues requiring attention.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by DESD|Cosponsored by OPD
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
Leah Spradley Parks
Jordan Cox (NREL)
W. Neal Mann (University of Texas at Austin)
Daryl Rizzo (American Nuclear Society)
Nuclear energy can provide many societal and electric system benefits such as reduced air pollution, low land requirements, job creation, high unit-reliability, and grid stability. However, most of nuclear engineering focuses on the nuclear reactor rather than its real but currently unquantified electric grid benefits. This session will cover the latest research being done to model aspects of our electric transmission grid that nuclear energy contributes to, and specifically invite considerations for nuclear energy’s unique contributions to grid stability. Speakers from government laboratories, academia, and federal government will discuss the technical, and economic considerations.
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Reference — EPRI Ancillary Services in the United States: Technical Requirements, Market Designs and Price Trends
Reference — EPRI Wholesale Electricity Market Design Initiatives in the United States: Survey and Research Needs
Reference — E3 Report Identifies Policy Options to Achieve Least Cost Carbon Reduction in PJM Region
Reference — E3 Analyzes Building Decarbonization in the Pacific Northwest
Reference — Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Flexible Plant Operation and Generation Probabilistic Risk Assessment of a Light Water Reactor Coupled with a High-Temperature Electrolysis Hydrogen Production Plant
Presentation Slides — Aidan Tuohy
Reference — Daily Market Analysis of Load Following and Storage Impacts: Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Supply Chain
Presentation Slides — Cristian Rabiti
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