U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference

September 22, 2020, 3:20PMNuclear News

A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.

The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.


Who is involved: The event will include a welcoming address from Rita Baranwal, assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the DOE, followed by a panel discussion on U.S. reactor technologies tackling real-world challenges, moderated by Benjamin Reinke, executive director of the DOE’s Office of Strategic Planning.

Industry representatives on the panel will include Patrick Fragman, president and chief executive officer of Westinghouse; John Hopkins, chairman and CEO of NuScale Power; Clay Sell, CEO of X-energy; Kris Singh, president and CEO of Holtec International; and Jay Wileman, president and CEO of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy.

A global perspective will be provided by Mikhail Chudakov, deputy director general of the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Energy, and William D. Magwood IV, director-general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.

The program will conclude with a roundtable that includes Baranwal, Reinke, Magwood, and Chudakov.

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