ANS Virtual Annual Meeting opens today

June 14, 2021, 7:01AMANS News


Opening plenary: Speakers from across the new-reactor community will address the past, present, and future of advanced reactors in the opening plenary session, “Breaking Through to Deployment,” from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (EDT) today.

Opening remarks will be provided by energy secretary Jennifer Granholm. Plenary speakers will be Maria Korsnick, Nuclear Energy Institute, president and chief executive officer; Chris Levesque, TerraPower president and CEO; J. Clay Sell, X-energy CEO; Rita Baranwal, Electric Power Research Institute vice president and chief nuclear officer; and Christopher T. Hanson, Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman.

Meeting details: This marks the second consecutive year that the ANS Annual Meeting is being held as a virtual event due to the COVID pandemic. The 2021 meeting features a variety of government and industrial leaders.

The President’s Special Session, being held on June 15 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (EDT), will focus on “CE3D (‘seed’): Clean Energy for Everyone, Everywhere, on Demand.” In addition, a roundtable discussion by energy industry chief executive officers on June 16 will focus on the role that nuclear will play in meeting the 2050 clean energy goals in the United States.

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