Stay up to date with the hottest topics in the SMR and advanced reactor industry at SMR 2018

The International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit is your go-to location to understand the latest market updates, the opportunities and the hurdles associated with these exciting technologies.

In 2018 the summit will split into 3 tracks - an international plenary session and separate US and Canadian tracks which are all tailored to give you expert-level insights into topics such as licensing, legislative efforts, siting opportunities, finance, supply chain needs and opportunities and much more.

With over 16 countries represented in 2017 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.

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INTERNATIONAL TRACK Session 1: International Market Updates - Regulatory, Government and Competitive Landscape
U.S. Nuclear Power Outlook

The presentation is an overview of the current domestic nuclear market. Primarily based on the EIA Annual Energy Outlook for 2018, the presentation will focus on the changing electricity market and how it is impacting the U.S. nuclear power fleet.

Other areas discussed include:

  • Recent state price support legislation, including current proposed legislation.
  • How local market conditions are creating diverse market conditions for different plants
  • EIA analysis of plant sensitivities to future prices and costs based on scenario analysis using EIA’s National Energy Modeling System (NEMS)
  • Current new builds (Watts Bar, V.C. Summer, and Vogtle).

US Energy Information Administration Mike Scott Operations Research Analyst US Energy Information Administration

Pursuing the US’ First SMR, an Update from NuScale Power
  • Hear exciting new updates from the SMR developer on their work in pursuing the deployment of the US’ first SMR
  • Stay up to date with NuScale’s road ahead and understand where your organization can get involved to lend your expertise

NuScale Power Jack Bailey VP Business Development NuScale Power

The US Government and Next Generation Technology
  • Understand the work being done at the Department of Energy in the US to support the development of next generation nuclear projects and how this can benefit your company or organization

US Department of Energy Edward McGinnis Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy US Department of Energy

Argentina’s Push for an SMR
  • Hear from the Ministry of Energy and Mining on their support for the development of the CAREM 25 SMR as well as further nuclear development in the country
  • Understand the energy climate in South America and the reasons behind the push for next generation nuclear power

Julian Gadano Undersecretary for Nuclear Energy Ministry of Energy and Mining, Argentina

INTERNATIONAL TRACK Session 2: Exploring Exciting Opportunities to Deploy SMRs Globally
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

The Ux Consulting Company Jonathan Hinze Executive VP - International The Ux Consulting Company

Reinvigorating South Africa’s Nuclear Industry
  • South Africa is once again exploring pebble bed and other technologies for deployment, get to grips with the work being done to support this

Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa Knox Msebenzi Managing Director Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa

Technology Showcase: X-Energy
  • Get updated on X-Energy’s work in pursuing the deployment of their Generation IV, high-temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor worldwide
  • Understand their support for the need for innovation and creation of a market for American-made nuclear energy technologies overseas

X-Energy Jeff Harper VP Business Development X-Energy

Technology Showcase: Muons
  • Get the latest from the Muons team on their work within the international next generation nuclear industry
  • Understand the markets they are tailored to as well as work being done currently to explore possible deployment opportunities

Muons Rol Johnson President Muons

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Session 3: US Regulatory and Government Updates
Session 3: Understanding the Exciting Opportunities in Canada
  • Get updates on how the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (US NRC) has been working to modify its regulatory framework to accommodate non-LWR technologies, resulting in a more efficient licensing process for applicants 
  • Understand how the industry works with the US NRC to modify the regulatory framework and understand how their changes can lead to greater efficiencies in licensing a SMR or advanced reactor
  • Hear an update from US trailblazers NuScale Power, giving an update on their SMR project which is currently undergoing the design certification application, ensuring you are aware of project progress and the road ahead

US NRC Vonna Ordaz Acting Director - Office of New Reactors US NRC

Expectations of a Future SMR Operator
  • OPG wants to see SMR vendors succeed in their quest to develop a small modular reactor that can compete with a combined cycle gas plant – quick construction timeframes, economies of scale in factory production, operational flexibility and a strong environmental and safety case.
  • There is significant focus on getting the technical design right and this is extremely important.
  • As an operator, OPG is interested in the optimal intersection of:

    1) the right technology and safety
    2) strong economics
    3) socio-economic impact/social acceptance while achieving regulatory flexibility

OPG Glenn Jager Chief Nuclear Officer OPG

  • Get to grips with the various opportunities for export assistance, loan support and much more from the US Federal Government and how they are preparing to receive requests to export SMR and advanced reactor technologies overseas, ensuring your business is best prepared for future project commitments
  • Find out more about the work being done in the House of Representatives to drive the next generation nuclear industry forward

US House of Representatives Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX)US House of Representatives

The End User Perspective: Bruce Power
  • Understand how Bruce Power views the potential for future deployment and operations of next generation nuclear technologies

Bruce Power Mike Rencheck President and CEO Bruce Power

  • Understand State level support for nuclear power and SMR and advanced reactor technologies, understand the nuances of state siting requirements in order to best prepare for eventual SMR deployment

Senator Sharon Brown Washington State Legislature

Exploring Exciting Opportunities in Canada
  • Learn how there are vast untapped human and natural resources in remote parts of Canada
  • Understand how vSMRs can help solve the issues in securing these resources, namely a lack of available, accessible and affordable energy
  • Hear from CNL on their plan to license and site a vSMR by 2026

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Mark Lesinski President and CEO Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

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Session 4: Market Deployment Opportunities for SMRs, micro and advanced reactors
Session 4: Establishing a State of Readiness for Licensing a SMR or Advanced Reactor
An Overview of NASA’s Kilopower Reactor Project
  • The Kilopower project is developing a compact, low cost, scalable fission power system for future space exploration missions. The technology uses a solid cast uranium-molybdenum core, beryllium-oxide reflector, sodium heat pipes, and Stirling engine converters that can be configured for electric power output from 1 to 10 kW. Potential mission applications include lunar or Mars surface landers and deep space probes with power requirements that exceed the capacity of radioisotope power systems. The current activity is focused on a nuclear-heated system demonstration of a prototype UMo reactor coupled to flight-like Stirling converters. The Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) test assembly has been designed, fabricated, and delivered to the Nevada National Security Site and testing began in November 2017. The Kilopower project is a joint collaboration between the NASA Game Changing Development Program and the DOE National Criticality Safety Program that is being executed by a team that includes the NASA Glenn Research Center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Y12 National Security Complex.

Lee Mason STMD Principal Technologist for Power & Energy Storage NASA

Readying the CNSC's Regulatory Framework for SMRs
  • Stakeholder Outreach on SMRs
  • Lessons Learned from DIS 16-4
  • Ongoing and Future Modifications to the Regulatory Framework to ensure Readiness for a License Application

CNSC Kevin Lee Senior Regulatory Policy Officer CNSC

Holos Generators: Distributable Integral very-Small Modular Reactors (v-SMRs), Competitive and Synergetic with Renewable Energy Sources
  • Transportable and rapidly deployable via standard transport platforms
  • Modules configured as standalone “electric island”, or clustered to match local energy demand with near real-time load-following capabilities
  • Decay heat removal via passive air-cooling with decay heat conversion into electricity after shutdown
  • Sealed from factory to repository with fuel cartridge components fitting licensed transport and repository casks
  • Substantially reduced Evacuation Planning Zone

Claudio Filippone HOLOS

Readiness for Regulating Small Modular Reactors - Canadian Perspective

Key elements of the presentation:

  • Readiness Strategy
  • Risk-informed Licensing Strategy
  • Application of the Graded Approach

CNSC Doug Miller Senior Technical Advisor CNSC

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Session 5: US End User Perspectives
Session 5: Paving the Way Ahead for SMR Deployment in Canada
Working towards the siting of FOAK SMRs and Advanced Reactors
  • Hear from US utility leaders involved in SMR projects to understand their role in the planning process, siting for FOAK deployment, environmental impacts and much more, allowing you to best align yourselves with projects that need your expertise
  • Get to grips with the potential for alternative applications for SMR and advanced reactors in the US, such as hybrid generation alongside renewable sources of energy, industry support, heat generation and desalination, which make SMRs and advanced reactors more economically viable
  • Understand how SMR technologies may be applicable to the Department of Defence’s consideration of clean technologies, including micro reactor deployment at US military forward operating bases and in military installations across the US, which will open opportunities for contractors

INL GAIN John Jackson Distinguished Staff Scientist INL GAIN

Nuclear Power in Canada: Recent Developments and Opportunities
  • Discussion of Canadian Government initiatives on SMRs
  • Advantages of the Canadian nuclear regulatory approach
  • Funding and Financing
  • Indigenous Considerations and Opportunities

Gowling WLG Paul Murphy Managing Director Gowling WLG

Interactive Roundtable Session: Paving the Way Ahead for SMR Deployment in Canada
  • Interact with your peers to understand and overcome key obstacles in deploying next generation nuclear reactors in Canada
  • Develop understanding of exciting opportunities in new manufacturing methods that will drive down construction costs of SMRs
  • Discuss the RFEOI and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ push to deploy these exciting technologies across Canada

CNL Hosts: Corey McDaniel VP Business Development CNL

CNL Kathryn McCarthy VP Research and Development CNL

Vince Gilbert Senior Fellow US Nuclear Infrastructure Council

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Session 6: Driving Down SMR Project Costs in the US
Session 6: Mapping out the Alternative End Users
Interactive Roundtable Session: Manufacturing Opportunities and Obstacles in Next Generation Nuclear Projects
  • Understand the possibilities posed by alternative manufacturing methods such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing, robotics, automation and more in reducing costs in SMR projects
  • Discuss the obstacles facing these new methods, such as ensuring they meet regulations, and discuss how they can be overcome

USNIC Host: Vince Gilbert Senior Fellow USNIC

Developing Manufacturing Techniques for the Future Deployment of SMRs in the UK
  • Understand the ongoing work being done by Sheffield Forgemasters in developing and validating innovative forging and fabrication solutions for the nuclear industry
  • Get to grips with how these new techniques will lead to faster deployment times and reduced construction costs

Sheffield Forgemasters Jesus Talamantes-Silva MD Sheffield Forgemasters

Avoiding Errors of Past Nuclear Projects when Deploying SMRs
  • Review the evolution of mega nuclear project management tools and techniques
  • Discuss external factors and internal project missteps that contribute to cost overruns and schedule delays
  • Identify solutions to minimize risks of SMRs succumbing to the mistakes of the past

Modus Group Jim Carter Modus Group

Small Modular Reactors and their application to Remote Mining Operations
  • Energy costs are rising for the mining industry - especially for remote areas - Most mining operations are looking at 5 to 30MW reactors that could be leased from a power generating company - brought to site and after mining is completed 10 to 30yrs later - brought back to the power generating company for refurbishment and re-use at a different location. Zero Green House Gases, no long transmission lines to a central grid and cheaper than diesel generating plants. The presentation will discuss challenges, opportunities and the very real possibility of making a commercial breakthrough in this key industrial sector.

MIRARCO Mining Innovation Vic Pakalnis President and CEO MIRARCO Mining Innovation

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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • nuscale-power

Gold Sponsor

  • nuscale-Nuclear

Silver Sponsors

  • Belleli
  • bruce-power
  • Modus
  • ontario-power-generation
  • U-Battery
  • Walter Tosto
  • X-energy
  • Cvrez
  • Canadian Nuclear Association

Bronze Sponsors

  • Muons
  • River Landing Solutions
  • sheff-forgemasters

Legal Sponsor

  • morgan-lewis

Workshop Sponsor

  • 3M

Slido Sponsor

  • Centrus


  • EPM
  • flownex
  • INL
  • Lehigh
  • Superiotubes

Industry Partners

  • CNL
  • nei
  • SMR-Start
  • UxC