5th Annual Small Modular Reactor Summit 14-15 April 2015 | Charlotte, NC

Our most ambitious agenda yet will ensure that you can unlock the opportunities within SMR projects as design certification and commercialization approaches

Evolve your SMR strategy at this industry critical meeting place, cutting to the core of the issues that matter now in the Post-SMR funding era.

Just look who you'll be sitting with...

CNNC Ameren Rolls-Royce Bechtel
CNNC exelon mitsubushi NC2i
Aberdeen Assett Management AECOM APG B&W
DEDI Enercon Fitch KPMG Zachry
Lehigh Ministry of Energy Egypt NNL Oakridge Indiana Michigan Power
Daewoo KACARE NAYGN northropgrumman Sandia

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Day 1 Day 2

14th April: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:30-8:15 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

8:30-9:00 Chairman’s Opening Speech

Pillsbury
Jeffrey Merrifield
Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

8:45-9:00  How does Congress view the future for Small Modular Reactors?

  • Get an exclusive update from Congress on their perspective of the challenges and opportunities facing the nuclear industry moving forwards

  • Receive valuable insight on the activates Congress is pursuing that will affect the trajectory of the US nuclear industry

  • Understand the pathway Congress will provide towards the development and deployment of SMR technology in the United States

Brianne Miller
Professional Staff Member
Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee

9:00-9:30 Facilitating International Licensing for small modular reactors

  • Gain insight into the WNA perspective of benefits to be reaped by establishing broad licensing principles
  • Understand the difficulty of pursuing an SMR design export strategy without broad international design acceptance, and examine innovative new approaches that will streamline the licensing process for SMR technologies
  • Assess opportunities to reform how regulatory bodies could cooperate to allow for easier integration of SMR technologies within multiple sovereign states in order to gain clarity over efforts to increase the export potential of various reactor designs
Fortum
Kristiina Soderholm
Head of Research Development
Fortum

9:30-10:00 SMRs and Pre-Application Activities by Utilities

  • Exclusive insight into the pre-certification preparations being made by SMR vendors and utilities in order to understand how crucial financial drivers such as staffing, security and Emergency Planning Zones are being addressed ahead of design certification applications. 
  • Discuss the critical challenges being faced by utilities in approaching SMRs and understand the solutions they want to see developed prior to SMR licensing
  • Receive the latest analysis on the viability of SMRs without a predictable regulatory framework to help you understand the time critical
PSG
Jamie Mallon
Nuclear Development Manager
PSEG

10:00-10:30 DEVELOPING THE UNITED STATES SMR REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

  • Get the very latest updates on the NRC’s progress towards a clear and predictable SMR licensing framework
  • Understand how regulators are working to reduce uncertainty over key financial drivers such as staffing, security and Emergency Planning Zones through increasing transparency in regulatory development
  • Assess the latest regulatory timeframes in order to ensure you are ready for industry growth following the earliest design submission
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Mark Tonacci
Chief Small Modular Reactor Licensing Branch
NRC

10:30-11:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:30 THE PUBLIC PURSE: UNDERSTANDING GOVERNMENT LOAN GUARANTEES

  • Gain insight into the DOE’s loan guarantee solicitation in order to judge how best your company can benefit from public cost-sharing initiatives
  • Understand the requirements to securing a government loan guarantee, including repayment prospects and qualified technologies, to see if your program is eligible to receive funding
  • Discover how the avoid application problems by learning how to process your application effectively
DOE
Terrence Hulihan
Supervisory Investments Manager
US Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office
DOE
Markus Pope
General Engineer
US Department of Energy's Loan Programs Office

11:30-12:00 Exclusive Update from the UK's Feasibility Study on SMR's

  • Critically examine the key energy market drivers in the UK power market in order to understand the scale of demand for new generation 
  • Gain valuable insight into the key takeaways from this pioneering research and evaluate the technologies assessed as part of the study to better understand the tastes of the UK power market
  • Assess the study's principle takeaways and determine the critical opportunities on offer as the UK opens itself to further examination of SMRs
UK Feasbility Study on SMRs
Gordon Waddington
Independant Director
UK Feasbility Study on SMRs

12:00-12:30 THE INTERNATIONAL DEPLOYMENT CASE FOR SMRS

  • Gain essential insight on the progression of the SMR debate from technology to economics and energy efficiency in order to allow your company to better position itself towards a complex potential customer community
  • Discuss critical distinctions between the ‘when’ of SMRs for developed vs. embarking nuclear states in order to efficiently prioritize the roles of non-nuclear states in the development of a commercial SMR designs
  • Discover the opportunities and limitations of pursuing SMR export in a diverse range of customer countries with varying energy policies and infrastructure development
iaea
David Shropshire
Section Head Planning & Economic Studies
IAEA

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12:30-14:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

13:00-14:00 Exclusive  workshop - IMSR Technology in the smr market

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the cost innovation available within the SMR by using IMSR technology and of the role IMSRs can play across global energy markets
  • Understand how IMSRs will allow you to meet your clean-energy generation targets by incorporating one of the energy industries most innovative power sources
  • Have the opportunity to evaluate Terrestrial Energy’s business case and examine potential deployment for both base load electricity and industrial heat energy applications
Terrestrial
Dr David LeBlanc
CTO
Terrestrial Energy Inc.

14:00-14:30 OVERCOMING A US-CENTRIC PERSPECTIVE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY

  • Get exclusive analysis of the hydrocarbon commodity market to understand opportunities for SMRs where natural gas in not an economically viable energy source
  • Discover the latest operating and maintenance expenditure forecasts for large nuclear fleets in order to help you develop a comprehensive and forward facing energy plan
  • Examine the flexibility of SMRs as an important potential source of increasing a countries export profile and satisfying the need to develop and sustain high skilled labour markets for the future
UXC
Jonathan Hinze
Senior Vice President
The Ux Consulting Company

14:30-15:30 REACTIONS TO A FIRST-OF-A-KIND FINANCING PROPOSAL

  • Learn from an unprecedented Wall Street examination of a draft ‘first-of-a-kind’ SMR financing proposal
  • Understand the fundamental details required to secure sustainable construction funding by receiving an analysis of credit worthiness, equity and long term debt profiles and the proposed conditions of a short term construction loan
  • Exclusive insight into Wall Street’s reaction to essential project economics in order to focus your project on what more work is needed to provide private sector confidence in SMRs
lacy
Bruce Lacy
President
Lacy Consulting Group
Fitch
Dennis Pidherny
Managing Director - Public Finance
Fitch Ratings

aberdeen assett management
Michael Degernes
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager & Analyst
Aberdeen Asset Management
Chappaqua Capital Consultants
Lewis Hart Jr
President
Chappaqua Capital Consultants

Mid-Market Securities, LCC
Roger McDaniel
Senior Managing Director
Mid-Market Securities, LCC

15:30-16:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

16:00-18:00 Beyond Base LOad Power and towards co-Generation

  • Evaluate the potential opportunities for SMRs (both LWR and non-LWR designs) in energy co-generation applications and foster innovative thinking that will make efficient use of irreplaceable hydrocarbon resources in tandem with SMR technology
  • Explore the economic models available when SMRs are deployed as an essential part of an integrated energy generation system
  • Discuss recent technological developments in the nuclear co-generation field in order to identify attractive new investment propositions
Nuclear Energy Consultants
Session Moderator:
David Matthews
Nuclear Energy Consultants Inc
INL
Phillip Hildebrandt
Special Assistant to Laboratory Director
Idaho National Lab 

ngnp alliance
Fred Moore
Executive Director Emeritus
NGNP Alliance
INL
Shannon Bragg-Sitton
Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems Lead, 
Idaho National Lab

NC2i
Kajetan Rozycki
Head of New Reactor Technologies
NC2i
ETI
Mike Middleton
Strategy Manager
UK Energy Technology Institute

18:00-18:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

18:15-19:30 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

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15th April: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:15-9:00 REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE

9:00-9:30 Chairman’s Opening Speech

Governmental Dynamics
Phillip Niedzielski-Eichner
Principal
Governmental Dynamics, Inc.

9:30-10:00 The value of the molten salt design in smr innovation

  • Critically examine the market drivers for nuclear innovation today, evaluate trends and identify nuclear deployment opportunities against the volatility of hydrocarbon power generation
  • Gain valuable insights into the opportunity for advanced nuclear to capture the industrial heat and power markets, and examine the cost savings achievable when deploying Molten Salt Reactor technology
  • Understand the economic value of a simple Molten Salt LEU fuel cycle from the perspective of its waste streams
Terrestrial
Simon Irish
CEO
Terrestrial Energy Inc.

10:00-10:30 Effective Risk Management Frameworks in SMR Construction

  • Review the importance of planning for and managing risk on major nuclear construction projects to ensure that they are completed to time and budget
  • Understand how SMR projects can benefit from the lessons learned on recent nuclear construction projects
  • Hear about the risk management strategies behind these projects and take away insight into how SMRs can utilize similar methods to avoid costly delays
marsh
Mike Kolodner
Senior Vice President - US Power and Utilities
MARSH

The future is SMRs - Secure your stake today!

10:30-11:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:00 THE ESSENTIALS OF EFFICIENTLY LOCALIZING AN SMR SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Benefit from important case study assessments of efficiency failures made In the localization of complex nuclear supply chains
  • Hear how your brand can benefit by engaging early with supply chain formation ahead of reactor design certification in order to take technology leadership at the moment of SMR commercialization
  • Engage with critical economic lessons learned in forming a high skilled labour market in deployment areas in large nuclear projects in order to understand the ‘true’ benefits of modular construction and vastly mitigated on-site risk reduction
Missouri ST
Joseph Smith
Director
SMR Research and Education Consortium at Missouri S&T
Missouri 'Make it in America' Project
David Schmidt
Associate Ext Professor
Missouri 'Make it in America' Project
EXCEL
Vince Gilbert
Chief Knowledge Officer
EXCEL Services Corporation
Missouri ST
Shoalb Usman
Associate Professor - Nuclear Engineering
Missouri S&T

12:00-12:30 eCONOMICS OF SCALE VS. ECONOMIES OF VOLUME

  • Assess the basic tenets of power scaling in order to better understand why it is that SMRs are susceptible to high cost estimates
  • Evaluate feasible power scaling and manufacturing parameters that have the potential to greatly enhance the cost competitiveness of SMRs to large reactors
  • Determine appropriate actions that can be taken in SMR designs that will reduce power scaling effects and reveal a more highly efficient

 

University of cambridge
Tony Roulstone
Department of Engineering - Nuclear Energy
University of Cambridge

12:30-14:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

14:00-15:00 Capitalise on smr and advanced reactor by-product markets

  • Analyze the scope for SMR applications in the wider nuclear energy market by examining the potential for SMRs that go beyond utility power generation in order to allow your company to map out potential markets and new networks of customers
  • Determine the energy efficiency standards required of SMR designs for them to tap into key industrial sectors such as co-generation, process heat manufacturing and desalinization and discuss the policy changes required to make such applications attractive to investors
  • Gain crucial insight on the developments required in the regulatory environment to support confident vendor business strategies moving forwards
egeneration
Don Larson
Executive Director
eGeneration
UNC School of Medicine
Dr Julian Rosenman
UNC School of Medicine

Havelide
Dr Stephen Boyd
CTO
Havelide Systems
US NAVY
Dr Heather Willauer
US NAVY

15:00-15:30 Examine Site Selection & Evaluation Criteria for Early Site Permit Applications

  • Learn how EPRI plans to interpret unique-to-SMR characteristics such as Water, Land, Construction workforce, Emergency Planning and Multiple-Module requirements in order to aid the SMR deployment case
  • Understand how you can execute and effective site screening process that will allow you to maintain regulatory compliance for a diverse array of siting options
  • Gain insight on how to effectively defend and justify site selection decisions during regulatory review of your application
epri
Mark Ruis
Technical Executive
EPRI

15:30-16:00 EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

16:00-16:30 Pre-service/ In-service Testing Program Improvements for New Reactors

  • Understand why ASME is updating their O&M code requirements to reflect the new operational characteristics of modularized reactors
  • Discuss how you can provide input into improvement areas relative to  ASME’s new PST/IST operational program
  • Evaluate the development of the nuclear industry’s current O&M standards and gain exclusive insight on how new changes will affect your ability to effectively operate an SMR facility
True North Consulting
Ron Lippy
Manager Engineering Programs
True North Consulting

16:30-17:30 MOVING BEYOND THE SMR INDUSTRY’S FIRST CUSTOMERS

  • Review the role for government clusters in backing SMR projects beyond the first isolated deployments
  • Gain insight into promising developments to incorporate local, state and federal decision makers in SMR customer pool growth post-first deployment by understanding critical legislative changes required to nurture the SMR industry
  • Examine the opportunities available when you integrate your company within ‘market development’ consortiums
NIC
David Blee
Chief Executive Officer
Nuclear Infrastructure Council
indianamichiganpower
R.Budd Haemer
Senior Nuclear Council
Indiana Michigan Power Company, Inc

Oakridge
Randy Belle
Senior Engineer
Oakridge National Lab
Verdigris Capital LLC
Walter Howes
Managing Director
Verdigris Capital LLC

17:30-17:45 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

17:45 END OF CONFERENCE

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