Take a look at the industry leaders who will be sharing their thoughts in 2017

The 7th Annual SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit is the world’s largest meeting place for the industry, with over 30 exciting speaker presentations, a huge exhibition hall and 300+ of your peers present it promises to give you a competitive edge in new nuclear.

With over 20 countries represented in 2016 the Annual SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit provides exclusive insight into the exciting market prospects for SMRs and Advanced Reactors, offering you the opportunity to get a head start over your competitors.

Early bird pass prices end Friday, 3rd February - Don't miss out on the world's largest SMR and advanced reactor summit.

Thinking of bringing some colleagues? Group discounts are available, contact Ben Moss at bmoss@nuclearenergyinsider.com for more information.

Register now - limited places available

March 30: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

March 31: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:30-08:25
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    08:25-08:30
    Opening Speech and Day 2 Details
    Ben Moss, Senior Nuclear Analyst, Nuclear Energy Insider
    08:30-09:00
    Opening Keynote Presentation: SMRs and Advanced Reactors - Looking Ahead
    • Evolutionary/progressive deployment of new reactor technologies
      • Reforming the licensing/regulatory framework
      • Must culminate in substantial cost reductions
    • Global leadership will emerge from the nuclear industry
      • Nuclear energy incents economic growth / lifts people out of poverty
      • Nuclear energy addresses climate issues - emissions-free, highly reliable energy
    • Role for utilities
      • Utilities have technical expertise and project management experience required to build and operate nuclear plants
    • “Delivering the Nuclear Promise”
      • DNP is finding value in the existing fleet, but AR/SMRs will deliver a promise as well
      • Nuclear should be the dominant solution in our energy mix - 40% by 2050
    Steve Kuczynski, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
    09:00-09:30
    Readiness for Review of Light-Water Small Modular Reactors and Preparations for Advanced Reactor Reviews
    • Lessons Learned from current licensing reviews
    • Enhancements to regulatory processes to assure predictable review timelines
    • Preparation for next generation designs
    Vonna Ordaz, Acting Director - Office of New Reactors, US NRC
    09:30-10:15
    Congressional Panel: NEICA and NEIMA – paving the way head for the advanced reactor industry.
    • Realise how NEIMA will modernize the NRC with new transparency and accountability measures for budgets and fees
    • Understand how NEICA has modified the objectives of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including the planned establishment of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source facility
    • Discover what the establishment of a National Nuclear Innovation Center through NEICA could mean for advanced nuclear reactor projects
    Moderator: Todd Allen, Senior Fellow, Third Way
    Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX), US House of Representatives
    Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA), US House of Representatives
    10:15-10:45
    The State of Private Investment in the SMR and Advanced Reactor Industries
    • Get to grips with the state of private finance surrounding new reactor projects
    • Understand what attracts investors to dedicate capital to an SMR or advanced reactor vendor
    Ray Rothrock, CEO, Redseal
    10:45-11:15
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    11:15-11:45
    The Flexible Application of NuScale Power Modules
    • Understand how the NuScale SMR can potentially be used to offer alternate applications such as the desalination of water and support of petrochemical production enabling users to remain competitive even in difficult market climates.
    Dr. Jose Reyes, Ph.D., Chief Technological Officer, NuScale
    11:45-12:15
    The Nuclear Energy Institute: Supporting the advancement of next generation nuclear
    • Further appreciate the efforts of the NEI within the SMR and advanced reactor industry, get fresh updates on their work in supporting this exciting industry
    • Understand the need for the advancement of not just SMR technologies but also advanced large LWRs and Generation IV non-LWRs
    • Realize the importance of the public-private partnership in advancing next generation nuclear technologies, particularly the role of the Federal Government
    • Gain insights into the NEI’s model of taking a next generation reactor design through to commercialization
    Marc Nichol, Senior Project Manager - New Plant Deployment, Nuclear Energy Institute
    12:15-12:35
    How Do SMRs & Advanced Reactors Fit into the Global Nuclear Energy Market?
    • Receive an update on the global nuclear markets and forecasts for key countries and regions
    • Learn the latest nuclear market issues and trends with ramifications for SMRs and advanced reactors
    • Get the global outlook for SMR/advanced reactor deployment and key market factors
    Jonathan Hinze, Executive VP - International, The Ux Consulting Company
    12:35-1:00
    First of a Kind (FOAK) Projects and SMR Technology - Keys to Success
    • Lessons Learned in FOAK project development
    • Tools and techniques to evaluate SMR technologies
    • Blueprint to success for SMR project development
    Jim Sarvinis, Global Director - Nuclear, Hatch
    Brian Gihm, Nuclear Technologies Specialist, Hatch
    1:00-2:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    During Lunch
    Exclusive, invite-only Investor-Vendor workshop
    • Participate in roundtable discussions about the state of investment in the next generation nuclear industry
    • Understand the market forces driving SMR and advanced reactor technologies forward
    Hosted by Chris Gadomski, Head of Research - Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
      SMR Track Advanced Reactor Track
    2:30-3:00
    Discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with exporting an SMR
    Gain insight into Jensen Hughes’ work within the next generation nuclear industry
    • Hear from the Export-Import Bank of the United States on working with them to export your SMR around the world
    • Understand the nuances associated with exporting nuclear technology
    • Get a head start by interacting with EXIM early to overcome the hurdles of exporting nuclear technologies
    • With 3 main types of advanced reactor designs, vendors have the opportunity to collaborate and facilitate deployment of their designs.
    • Each design type has shared technical and policy issues.
    • One of the most technical challenging milestones is the development and NRC approval of analytical tools.
    • In the United States, it is estimated that over 1 billion dollars was invested in the development of NRC light water reactor thermal-hydraulic and reactor physics codes alone.  This does not include the vendor development efforts or the licensing process.
    • For advanced reactors, private and Federal government collaboration in analytical code development should be used to develop the needed analytical capability.
      Michael Whalen, VP Project and Structured Finance Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States Jennifer Uhle, Director of Reactor Safety Programs, Jensen Hughes
    3:00-3:25
    Stable Salt Reactor, low cost closure of the fuel cycle
    Advanced Reactor Showcase: Elysium Industries
    • Static fuelled molten salt reactors using conventional reactor components
    • SSR-Wasteburner, a low-cost solution to reducing geological disposal
    • Fuel fabrication using spent PWR fuel cheaper than mined uranium
    • SSR-U and SSR-Th, burner and breeder reactors for the future
    • Get exciting updates on the work of Elysium Industries in their pursuit of next generation nuclear power
    • Understand the key technical aspects of their project and the roadmap ahead
      Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Operations Officer, Moltex Energy Ed Pheil, Chief Technology Officer, Elysium Industries
    3:25-3:50
    The Micro-Modular Reactor - Progress Report, (Market, Design and Licensing)
    The ITER Project: Construction Updates and The Path Ahead

    This presentation will explain the U-Battery concept and provide an update on market interest particularly in Canada, Poland and the U.K. and will give an update on the progress of design and licensing aiming for First Of A Kind operation in the mid-2020's

    In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

    Understand the work being done by those involved in the ITER project in advancing fusion capabilities.

      Paul Harding, Senior Adviser, U-Battery Mark Henderson, Head of the Electron Cyclotron Section, ITER Project
    3:50-4:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    4:00-4:30
    The work of ANI in the future of nuclear energy
    Ongoing EPRI Advanced Reactors Initiatives

    Details coming soon.

    • Ongoing development of on Owner-Operator Requirement Document (ORD) for Advanced Reactors; this product will focus on providing high-level, flexible, technology-inclusive framework, facilitate multiple missions and facilitate communication with key stakeholders, including regulators
    • Expanded concepts of flexibility attributes and metrics for advanced reactors (including operational flexibility, deployment flexibility, and product flexibility), in order to improve economic competitiveness and attractiveness
      Jason Martinez, Director - Underwriting, American Nuclear Insurers
    Otto Walter, Senior Account Engineer, American Nuclear Insurers
    Cristian Marciulescu, Principal Technical Leader, Advanced Nuclear Technology (ANT), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    4:30-5:00
    Technical Support for the Development of SMR-Specific Regulation
    Consideration of Engineering Programs During the Design Phase
    • Gain an overview of on-going experimental demonstration of SMR-specific passive safety features.
    • Understand the innovative research approach that demonstrates a potentially higher passive safety feature associated with SMR-specific containment vessels.
    • Fully grasp how this study improves the characterization and quantification of containment vessel phoretic deposition phenomena, and demonstrates potentially higher SMR passive safety features.
    • Learn how this research supports the establishment of a “right-sized” SMR-specific emergency planning zone.
    • Understand the ASME Operation and Maintenance Code Requirements for SMRs and Advanced Reactors
    • Gain valuable insight into the lessons learned for SMR and advanced reactor specific in-service testing
      Dr. Sola Talabi, Consultant, Pittsburgh Technical Ron Lippy, Engineering Programs Manager, True North Consulting
    5:00
    CONFERENCE END

March 30: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

March 31: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 07:30-08:25
    REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
    08:25-08:30
    Opening Speech and Day 2 Details
    Ben Moss, Senior Nuclear Analyst, Nuclear Energy Insider
    08:30-09:00
    Opening Keynote Presentation: SMRs and Advanced Reactors - Looking Ahead
    • Evolutionary/progressive deployment of new reactor technologies
      • Reforming the licensing/regulatory framework
      • Must culminate in substantial cost reductions
    • Global leadership will emerge from the nuclear industry
      • Nuclear energy incents economic growth / lifts people out of poverty
      • Nuclear energy addresses climate issues - emissions-free, highly reliable energy
    • Role for utilities
      • Utilities have technical expertise and project management experience required to build and operate nuclear plants
    • “Delivering the Nuclear Promise”
      • DNP is finding value in the existing fleet, but AR/SMRs will deliver a promise as well
      • Nuclear should be the dominant solution in our energy mix - 40% by 2050
    Steve Kuczynski, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
    09:00-09:30
    Readiness for Review of Light-Water Small Modular Reactors and Preparations for Advanced Reactor Reviews
    • Lessons Learned from current licensing reviews
    • Enhancements to regulatory processes to assure predictable review timelines
    • Preparation for next generation designs
    Vonna Ordaz, Acting Director - Office of New Reactors, US NRC
    09:30-10:15
    Congressional Panel: NEICA and NEIMA – paving the way head for the advanced reactor industry.
    • Realise how NEIMA will modernize the NRC with new transparency and accountability measures for budgets and fees
    • Understand how NEICA has modified the objectives of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including the planned establishment of a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source facility
    • Discover what the establishment of a National Nuclear Innovation Center through NEICA could mean for advanced nuclear reactor projects
    Moderator: Todd Allen, Senior Fellow, Third Way
    Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX), US House of Representatives
    Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA), US House of Representatives
    10:15-10:45
    The State of Private Investment in the SMR and Advanced Reactor Industries
    • Get to grips with the state of private finance surrounding new reactor projects
    • Understand what attracts investors to dedicate capital to an SMR or advanced reactor vendor
    Ray Rothrock, CEO, Redseal
    10:45-11:15
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    11:15-11:45
    The Flexible Application of NuScale Power Modules
    • Understand how the NuScale SMR can potentially be used to offer alternate applications such as the desalination of water and support of petrochemical production enabling users to remain competitive even in difficult market climates.
    Dr. Jose Reyes, Ph.D., Chief Technological Officer, NuScale
    11:45-12:15
    The Nuclear Energy Institute: Supporting the advancement of next generation nuclear
    • Further appreciate the efforts of the NEI within the SMR and advanced reactor industry, get fresh updates on their work in supporting this exciting industry
    • Understand the need for the advancement of not just SMR technologies but also advanced large LWRs and Generation IV non-LWRs
    • Realize the importance of the public-private partnership in advancing next generation nuclear technologies, particularly the role of the Federal Government
    • Gain insights into the NEI’s model of taking a next generation reactor design through to commercialization
    Marc Nichol, Senior Project Manager - New Plant Deployment, Nuclear Energy Institute
    12:15-12:35
    How Do SMRs & Advanced Reactors Fit into the Global Nuclear Energy Market?
    • Receive an update on the global nuclear markets and forecasts for key countries and regions
    • Learn the latest nuclear market issues and trends with ramifications for SMRs and advanced reactors
    • Get the global outlook for SMR/advanced reactor deployment and key market factors
    Jonathan Hinze, Executive VP - International, The Ux Consulting Company
    12:35-1:00
    First of a Kind (FOAK) Projects and SMR Technology - Keys to Success
    • Lessons Learned in FOAK project development
    • Tools and techniques to evaluate SMR technologies
    • Blueprint to success for SMR project development
    Jim Sarvinis, Global Director - Nuclear, Hatch
    Brian Gihm, Nuclear Technologies Specialist, Hatch
    1:00-2:30
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
    During Lunch
    Exclusive, invite-only Investor-Vendor workshop
    • Participate in roundtable discussions about the state of investment in the next generation nuclear industry
    • Understand the market forces driving SMR and advanced reactor technologies forward
    Hosted by Chris Gadomski, Head of Research - Nuclear, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
      SMR Track Advanced Reactor Track
    2:30-3:00
    Discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with exporting an SMR
    Gain insight into Jensen Hughes’ work within the next generation nuclear industry
    • Hear from the Export-Import Bank of the United States on working with them to export your SMR around the world
    • Understand the nuances associated with exporting nuclear technology
    • Get a head start by interacting with EXIM early to overcome the hurdles of exporting nuclear technologies
    • With 3 main types of advanced reactor designs, vendors have the opportunity to collaborate and facilitate deployment of their designs.
    • Each design type has shared technical and policy issues.
    • One of the most technical challenging milestones is the development and NRC approval of analytical tools.
    • In the United States, it is estimated that over 1 billion dollars was invested in the development of NRC light water reactor thermal-hydraulic and reactor physics codes alone.  This does not include the vendor development efforts or the licensing process.
    • For advanced reactors, private and Federal government collaboration in analytical code development should be used to develop the needed analytical capability.
      Michael Whalen, VP Project and Structured Finance Division, Export-Import Bank of the United States Jennifer Uhle, Director of Reactor Safety Programs, Jensen Hughes
    3:00-3:25
    Stable Salt Reactor, low cost closure of the fuel cycle
    Advanced Reactor Showcase: Elysium Industries
    • Static fuelled molten salt reactors using conventional reactor components
    • SSR-Wasteburner, a low-cost solution to reducing geological disposal
    • Fuel fabrication using spent PWR fuel cheaper than mined uranium
    • SSR-U and SSR-Th, burner and breeder reactors for the future
    • Get exciting updates on the work of Elysium Industries in their pursuit of next generation nuclear power
    • Understand the key technical aspects of their project and the roadmap ahead
      Rory O’Sullivan, Chief Operations Officer, Moltex Energy Ed Pheil, Chief Technology Officer, Elysium Industries
    3:25-3:50
    The Micro-Modular Reactor - Progress Report, (Market, Design and Licensing)
    The ITER Project: Construction Updates and The Path Ahead

    This presentation will explain the U-Battery concept and provide an update on market interest particularly in Canada, Poland and the U.K. and will give an update on the progress of design and licensing aiming for First Of A Kind operation in the mid-2020's

    In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak, a magnetic fusion device that has been designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our Sun and stars.

    Understand the work being done by those involved in the ITER project in advancing fusion capabilities.

      Paul Harding, Senior Adviser, U-Battery Mark Henderson, Head of the Electron Cyclotron Section, ITER Project
    3:50-4:00
    EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
    4:00-4:30
    The work of ANI in the future of nuclear energy
    Ongoing EPRI Advanced Reactors Initiatives

    Details coming soon.

    • Ongoing development of on Owner-Operator Requirement Document (ORD) for Advanced Reactors; this product will focus on providing high-level, flexible, technology-inclusive framework, facilitate multiple missions and facilitate communication with key stakeholders, including regulators
    • Expanded concepts of flexibility attributes and metrics for advanced reactors (including operational flexibility, deployment flexibility, and product flexibility), in order to improve economic competitiveness and attractiveness
      Jason Martinez, Director - Underwriting, American Nuclear Insurers
    Otto Walter, Senior Account Engineer, American Nuclear Insurers
    Cristian Marciulescu, Principal Technical Leader, Advanced Nuclear Technology (ANT), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
    4:30-5:00
    Technical Support for the Development of SMR-Specific Regulation
    Consideration of Engineering Programs During the Design Phase
    • Gain an overview of on-going experimental demonstration of SMR-specific passive safety features.
    • Understand the innovative research approach that demonstrates a potentially higher passive safety feature associated with SMR-specific containment vessels.
    • Fully grasp how this study improves the characterization and quantification of containment vessel phoretic deposition phenomena, and demonstrates potentially higher SMR passive safety features.
    • Learn how this research supports the establishment of a “right-sized” SMR-specific emergency planning zone.
    • Understand the ASME Operation and Maintenance Code Requirements for SMRs and Advanced Reactors
    • Gain valuable insight into the lessons learned for SMR and advanced reactor specific in-service testing
      Dr. Sola Talabi, Consultant, Pittsburgh Technical Ron Lippy, Engineering Programs Manager, True North Consulting
    5:00
    CONFERENCE END

If you’d like to get involved, I’d love to hear from you! Please contact me on the details below

Ben Moss

Ben Moss

Senior Industry Analyst
Nuclear Energy Insider
+44 (0) 20 7375 7537
Email: BMoss@nuclearenergyinsider.com

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • nuscale

Silver Sponsors

  • bruce-power
  • jensen hughes
  • Southern-Nuclear
  • U-Battery

Bronze Sponsors

  • Areva
  • Blue Burro
  • GE Hitachi

Legal Sponsor

  • morgan-lewis

Exhibitors

  • enercon
  • flownex
  • General Atomics
  • Lehigh Heavy Forge
  • hatch
  • INL
  • kinectrics
  • sheff-forgemasters
  • Ametek
  • Taprogge

Industry Partners

  • NIC