2nd Annual

Nuclear Decommissioning & Used Fuel Strategy Summit

5-6 October 2015, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina

Establish robust nuclear decommissioning and used fuel strategies that address new regulations, improve external engagement and solve technical challenges

Take a look at a handful of the top speakers providing world class insight into decommissioning and used fuel management at the 2015 meeting:


Pam Cowan
Director - Spent Fuel & Decommissioning
Exelon Generation

Tom Palmisano
Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Barrett Green
CFO/Project Executive for VY Decommissioning

Jerry Keto
Director - Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Repositories
Pierre Oneid
Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Raymond Termini
Manager - ISFSI Program Implementation & Support

Steve Ewens
Design Engineer - Major Projects
Michael Casey
GPU TMI-2 Project Mgr
Mike McMahon
Project Director - WCS Commercial Interim Storage Facility

The US' largest decommissioning and used fuel summit is back for its second year running! Once again this will be the premier meeting point for global nuclear executives to discuss the most pressing decommissioning and spent fuel challenges and network with 300+ of their peers.

  • Review regulatory hurdles, technical challenges and stakeholder engagement from all of North America's largest decommissioning, used fuel and waste repository projects
  • Get the latest on the NRC's new decommissioning rulemaking on emergency preparedness and security to ensure you align your end of life strategy with forthcoming regulations
  • Build a robust economic strategy to manage your decommissioning trust fund pre and post shutdown to avoid delays on decontamination and deactivation of your nuclear power plant
  • Develop a holistic aging management strategy for your dry cask storage by addressing consequences of high burn up fuel in order to support your relicensing applications
  • Explore progress being made on interim and long term storage options, including transportation and repackaging, to help you prepare to permanently move used fuel off site

Interactive workshops, 10+ used fuel case studies and brand new utility speakers… Just a handful of the top features for 2015!

Last year's inaugural Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit brought together over 250 of the world's leading experts to discuss the most pressing challenges in decommissioning and spent fuel management. Following on from feedback from these industry leaders, we've put together an even more comprehensive program for 2015, just take a look at some of the new features:

  • Increased focus on spent fuel at operating plants: Get the latest on used nuclear fuel projects from both operating and shuttered plants including utility case studies into relicensing, aging management and high burn up fuel storage challenges
  • Brand new industry leaders sharing expertise: Hear from Jerry Keto, Director - Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Repositories at OPG; Barrett Green, CFO/VY Decommissioning Project Executive at Entergy and Pierre Oneid, Senior Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer at Holtec, in unique sessions on decommissioning and spent fuel
  • Invitation only R&D collaboration workshop: Learn about utilities' largest and most costly decommissioning and used fuel challenges and understand how cross-industry collaboration with national laboratories and leading vendors will help advance essential innovation
  • Interactive roundtable discussions: Join in the debate on the hottest topics in nuclear decommissioning and used fuel in new interactive sessions designed around problem solving and case study debates

300+ decision makers meet at the industry's #1 event


With over 300 senior level executives gathering in Charlotte at this year's summit, take a look at who participated in 2014 so you can get an idea of who you will learn from and network with:

Job Title Company
Vice President Commercial Decommissioning Areva
Senior Vice President - AREVA TN Americas Areva
Senior Vice President - Back End Business Group Areva
Senior Vice President - Used Fuel and Waste Management Business Line Areva Federal Services
Decommissioning Specialist Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
Principal Vice President - US Environment Bechtel National
Chair Bipartisan Policy Center
Decommissioning Manager Dominion
Decommissioning Consultant Dominion Resources, Inc.
Manager - Spent Fuel Management Duke Energy
Decommissioning Support Services Director Duke Energy
Exec VP Global Projects Group EnergySolutions
Vice President Cask & Container Technology EnergySolutions
General Manager - Zion EnergySolutions
Vice President - Decommissioning Entergy Vermont Yankee
Decommissioning Director Entergy Vermont Yankee
VP, Risk and Finance Entergy Wholesale Commodities
Director - Spent Fuel & Decommissioning Exelon Generation
Director - Fleet Regulatory Affairs FirstEnergy
Vice President - Europe Services Operations GE Hitachi
Vice President Regional Sales & Business Development GE Hitachi
Vice President, Nuclear Systems Division Hitachi America, Ltd.
President & CEO Holtec International
Senior Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer Holtec International
Vice President, Corporate Business Development Holtec International
Director, DOE Programs and Projects Jacobs
Director KHNP (Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.)
President NAC International
Vice President - Sales NAC International
Manager - Used Fuel Research - Development & Demonstration Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Engineer - Decommissioning & Nuclear Waste Management Ontario Power Generation
HBPP Decommissioning Manager Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Director Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Manager - Decommissioning Department Rosatom
Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer SEC/SONGS
Director, SONGS Decommissioning SCE/SONGS
Manager of Projects, Decommissioning Initial Activities SCE/SONGS
Project Manager, Rad Waste Disposal SCE/SONGS
Site Representative San Diego Gas & Electric
Commissioner State of Vermont, Public Service Department
State Nuclear Engineer & Decommissioning Coordinator State of Vermont, Public Service Department
Division Deputy Director TECRO
Deputy Representative Director TENEX Japan Co
Director - Office of Packaging & Transportation U.S. Department of Energy
Deputy Assistant Secretary - Acquisition & Project Management U.S. Department of Energy
Assistant Manager U.S. Department of Energy - Hanford Site
Deputy Director - Decommissioning & Uranium Recovery Licensing U.S. NRC
Project Manager U.S. NRC
AP1000 Operations General Manager Westinghouse Electric Company
VP Nuclear Business Development WorleyParsons
Director, Nuclear Regulatory Policy Xcel Energy
Director - Public & Government Affairs Yankee Atomic Electric Company
President & CEO Yankee Atomic Electric Company
Decommissioning Plant Manager Zion Station

Agenda breakdown of the two full days, packed with networking opportunities and interactive debates

As decommissioning continues to dominate the US nuclear landscape, 2015 will see huge movement on one of the largest projects the nuclear industry will have witnessed for years. With SONGS on the verge of issuing a Request for Proposals for its main EPC contractor, the US' newest DECON program will build momentum from spring this year.

Moving used fuel into dry cask storage will be the focus for many utilities as part of their decommissioning strategy, whilst cask relicensing, aging management and high burn up fuel will be major areas of focus for utilities with both operating and shuttered facilities.

Take a look below to see the major topics that will be covered at the summit to help you address all of your nuclear decommissioning and used fuel challenges.

October 4: Pre-registration evening

October 5 MORNING: Opening plenary session

Networking luncheon and lunchtime workshops

October 5 AFTERNOON:
Decommissioning Track

  • Regulatory and Legislative Updates
  • US Utility Decommissioning Case Studies

October 5 AFTERNOON:
Used Fuel Track

  • Regulatory and Legislative Updates
  • Preparing for Final Storage *NEW SESSION FOR 2015*

Networking drinks reception

October 6 MORNING:
Decommissioning Track

  • Economics of Nuclear Decommissioning *NEW SESSION FOR 2015*
  • International Decommissioning Case Studies *NEW SESSION FOR 2015*

October 6 MORNING:
Used Fuel Track

  • US Used Fuel Case Studies

  • Relicensing Dry Cask Storage
    *NEW SESSION FOR 2015*

Networking luncheon and lunchtime workshops

October 6 AFTERNOON:
Decommissioning Track

  • Contracting and Managing the Decommissioning Supply Chain

October 6 AFTERNOON:
Used Fuel Track

  • High Burn-Up Fuel Challenges
    *NEW SESSION FOR 2015*

October 6 PM: Conference close

Exclusive sponsorship and exhibition options available!

Join our sponsors NAC International, Holtec International, US Ecology, Amec Foster Wheeler and GE Hitachi in putting your products and services in front of an audience of 300+ top nuclear decommissioning and used fuel executives. Utilize our unique sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to achieve your business aims and objectives for 2016 and beyond.

Last year's sponsors and exhibitors included AREVA, AREVA TN, GE Hitachi, AMEC, PaR Systems, American DND, Nitrocision, NAC International, Kinectrics, Nuclear Shielding Supplies & Service, Ferromin and more.

Exhibition booths and sponsorship positions are selling out quickly! Contact Rob McManus at rmcmanus@nuclearenergyinsider.com for more information.

Bring a delegation to get a group discount for your used fuel and decommissioning teams

With a more intensive program this year than ever before, make sure you bring along both your decommissioning and used fuel teams to make the most of all the learning, networking and business opportunities on offer.

Simply contact Siobhan using the details below to find out more about group discounts.

Siobhan O’Meara
Siobhan O’Meara
Senior Industry Analyst
Nuclear Energy Insider
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 7512
US Toll Free: +1 800 814 3459 + Ext: 7512
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