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The division was organized to promote the advancement of knowledge of the use of particle accelerator technologies for nuclear and other applications. It focuses on production of neutrons and other particles, utilization of these particles for scientific or industrial purposes, such as the production or destruction of radionuclides significant to energy, medicine, defense or other endeavors, as well as imaging and diagnostics.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
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Panel|Session Chair: Erik Mader
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|9:00–10:30AM (10:00–11:30AM EST)
Panel|Session Chair: David Kropaczek
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
Panel|Session Chairs: Mike Doster, Bill Martin, Sherry Bailey
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|1:40–3:20PM (2:40–4:20PM EST)
Session Chair: Cenk Guler
Tuesday, November 17, 2020|3:50–5:30PM (4:50–6:30PM EST)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|9:00–10:30AM (10:00–11:30AM EST)
Session Chair: Zeses Karoutas
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|11:00AM–1:10PM (12:00–2:10PM EST)
Session Chair: Fausto Francescini
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|1:40–3:20PM (2:40–4:20PM EST)
Session Chair: Andrew Godfrey
Wednesday, November 18, 2020|3:50–5:30PM (4:50–6:30PM EST)
Session Chair: Richard Williamson
Session Chair: Giovanni Pastore
Session Chair: Kyle Gamble
Panel|Session Chair: David Andersson
Thursday, November 19, 2020|9:00–10:45AM (10:00–11:45AM EST)
Session Chair: Jason Hales
Thursday, November 19, 2020|11:15AM–1:00PM (12:15–2:00PM EST)
Session Chair: David Andersson
Thursday, November 19, 2020|1:30–3:15PM (2:30–4:15PM EST)
Session Chair: Ross Bartlett
Session Chair: Kevin Clarno
Panel|Session Chair: Rob Lefebvre
Session Chair: Bob Salko
Session Chair: Tara Pandya
Panel|Session Chair: Tara Pandya
Session Chair: Bill Martin
Session Chair: Emilio Baglietto
Session Chair: Gretar Tryggvason
Session Chair: David Pointer
Session Chair: Robert Brewster
Panel|Session Chair: David Luxat
Session Chair: Chris Jones
Session Chair: Ralph Smith