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UWC 2020: A call for transformational change
Bowing to current COVID-19 realities but buoyed by the success of June’s virtual Annual Meeting, ANS event planners returned to the virtual realm for this year’s Utility Working Conference. Originally scheduled for August 9–12 at Marco Island, Fla., the condensed event was held Wednesday, August 11, wherever registrants’ computer devices happened to be located.
In addition to 26 educational sessions and workshops, UWC 2020 featured an opening plenary session titled “Achieving Transformational Change: A leadership discussion,” moderated by Bob Coward, MPR Associates principal officer and ANS past president (2017–2018). Plenary panelists included representatives from three utilities—Arizona Public Service (APS), Exelon, and Xcel Energy—plus the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mitsutaka Isobe, Junghee Kim, Yipo Zhang, Jiafeng Chang, Kunihiro Ogawa, Jun Young Kim, Yi Liu, Liqun Hu
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 72 | Number 1 | July 2017 | Pages 60-68
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1291044
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The scintillator-based fast-ion loss detector (FILD) project in Japan, Korea, and China has been accelerated in an international collaboration framework to enhance comprehensive understanding of fast-ion behaviors in toroidal fusion plasmas. The FILDs in LHD heliotron, KSTAR, HL-2A, and EAST tokamaks are successfully working as a result of joint work. Physics experiments on fast ions, such as effects of Alfvénic mode, tearing mode, resonant magnetic perturbation field, and disruption on fast-ion behaviors are ongoing. This paper describes the FILD developed for each device and those effects on fast ions in LHD, KSTAR, HL-2A, and EAST.