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 Gather at the Industry's #1 Event


With over 150 senior level executives already confirmed to attend in October, take a look at just some of the names you’ll network with and learn from at this industry leading Summit:

Job Title Company
Cask Relicensing Project Manager 3Yankees
Director, Business Development AECOM
Senior Vice President & Global Director - Energy Amec Foster Wheeler
Design Engineer, Major Projects Ameren
Project Director - WCS Commercial Interim Storage Facility Areva
Vice President, Commercial Decommissioning Areva
President and CEO AREVA Federal Services LLC.
Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Director Business Development D&D Canberra
Senior Mechanic Engineer CB&I
Manager of Decommissioning, Kewaunee Power Station Dominion
Lead Engineer - Fleet Decommissioning Duke Energy
Director, Nuclear Policy and Support Duke Energy
Associate General Counsel Duke Energy Corporation
Chairman Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance
Decommissiong Project Director Entergy
Decommissioning Director Entergy
VP Risk and Finance/Project Executive for VY Decommissioning Entergy
Manager, Used Fuel and HLW Management Program EPRI
Director, Spent Fuel & Decommissioning Exelon
Manager, ISFSI Program Implementation & Support Exelon
FENOC Fleet Project Management, GPU TMI-2 Project Mgr FirstEnergy
Projects Director GE Hitachi
Vice President, Decommissioning and Plant Services Holtec International
Senior Vice President & Chief Nuclear Officer Holtec International
Vice President, Corporate Business Development Holtec International
Vice President - Engineering Holtec Technical Services
Research Director Japan Electric Power Information Center
Director Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
Director Public & Government Affairs Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company
Vice President - Sales NAC International
President National Spent Fuel Collaborative
Senior Project Manager Nuclear Energy Institute
Vice President - Nuclear Decommissioning Ontario Power Generation
HBPP Decommissioning Manager Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer Southern California Edison
Manager Southern California Edison
Manager Southern California Edison
State Nuclear Engineer & Decommissioning Coordinator State of Vermont
Division Director US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Deputy Director US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Attorney US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Executive Director US Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Commissioner Vermont Public Service Department
President Waste Control Specialists
Marketing and Business Development Westinghouse
Decommissioning Project Development Westinghouse
Director - Nuclear Regulatory Policy Xcel Energy
Executive Vice President Zion Solutions
President of SGT/VP of Nuclear Construction at AECOM SGT, LLC AECOM SGT, LLC
Manager AFCI Texas LLC
Nuclear Engineer Argonne National Laboratory
CEO Bernies Team
Director of Engineering BHI Energy
VP Engineering BHI Energy
Sr. Vice President Black Diamond Services, Inc.
Business Development Representative Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Vice President - Sales & Estimating Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Senior Project Consultant Burns & McDonnell
Vice President Callan Associates Inc.
Senior Vice President Callan Associates Inc.
Business Manager Canberra Industries
Director of Sales CB&I
President CCMSC CORP
President EACL Consulting Services
Vice President - Business Development ENERCON
ISFSI Product Line Manager ENERCON
Director - Decommissioning Services EXCEL Services Corporation
Founding Principal GEI Consultants
Vice President GEI Consultants Inc
Principal Governmental Dynamics
Key Project Manager Demolition Hilti
QA Engineer/Level III International Quality Consultants Inc.
Vice President - Strategy & Development Kiewit Power Nuclear Co.
Director of Business Development Kiewit Power Nuclear Co.
Senior Vice President / Principal LCG Associates
Vice President - Sales & Marketing Nuclear Shielding Supplies and Service
Executive Director Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC)
Vice President NuVision Engineering
Vice President P1 Group, Inc.
V. P. Business Development Petersen Inc.
Nuclear Business Development Petersen Inc.
VP, Business Development RPS
Senior Account Manager Sarens
Senior Vice President Sargent & Lundy
Power Division Manager SSM Industries
Vice President System One Holdings
Executive Vice President System One Holdings, LLC
Vice President The Kenrich Group
Vice President The Kenrich Group
Director of Marketing The New York Blower Company
Director of Sales - West U.S Ecology, Inc.
Director, Global Nuclear Services Underwater Construction Corporation
Executive Director, Backend Publications Ux Consulting
Director of Business Development Wagstaff Applied Technologies
Partner Winston & Strawn LLP
Vice President Sales and Marketing WMG Inc

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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