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2023 ANS Annual Meeting
June 11–14, 2023
Indianapolis, IN|Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
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.
2022 International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference Speaker
A nuclear and systems engineer, Ethan has 12 years of experience in deep borehole repository and advanced reactor design. He uniquely dedicated his undergraduate and PhD research to the cost and performance optimization of deep borehole repository concepts, and his contributions to the field earned him awards from the Department of Energy (DOE) in 2011 and American Nuclear Society (ANS) in 2013. After graduating, he spent 6 years as a reactor and systems engineer with successful startups (TerraPower and Oklo) licensing advanced nuclear reactors and establishing himself as an expert on sodium fast reactor design, safety, and product development. Currently, as Director of Systems Engineering at Deep Isolation, he manages the product roadmap and technical risks of the reference architecture and conducts options analysis for new waste forms and repository configurations. Ethan has authored 9 conference and journal papers related to deep borehole disposal and continues to advance the field in his role at Deep Isolation.
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