Solutions to drive safety, reliability and economic performance through the digitalization of nuclear power plants

The Annual Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference is the premier global meeting point for the nuclear digitalization community, where insight is shared on using the Digitalization of Nuclear Power Plants to optimize reliability, safety and performance. With digital technologies, data analytics, records management and automated programs all identified by utilities as stand-out contributors for cost reduction, the utilisation of digitalization is key to reducing future operation and production costs.

Have a look at the 2017 agenda below while we create a new agenda for 2018 guaranteed to address your needs and challenges!

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08:45-09:15 The State of Nuclear Plant Modernization: An EPRI Perspective
  • Understand how modernization might improve operating nuclear power plant economics
  • Learn about some available and future technology improvements, such as digital upgrades, automated chemistry, that can be used to optimize costs at nuclear power plants
  • Find out about the new industry plant modernization vision, mission and roadmap to demonstrate feasibility and develop modernization methods for plants to use to increase their value

Electric Power Research Institute Robert E. Austin Senior Program Manager - Plant Modernization Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

09:15-09:45 Embracing Digital Technologies to Reduce The O&M Footprint
  • Find out how Southern Nuclear have reduced risks and costs across their fleet through the adoption of digitalization
  • Learn which technologies have been most influential in improving O&M processes
  • Understand the importance of a digital update strategy and why digital technology is more reliable, efficient and safe for operators

Southern Nuclear Brad Adams VP Engineering Southern Nuclear

09:45-10:15 The Digital Engineering Guide with EPRI
  • Learn how the EPRI Digital Engineering Guide improves digital project execution and reduces project and plant risk.
  • Hear a utility perspective on Integrated Digital Engineering.
  • Find out about the industry initiative to standardize on the EPRI Digital Engineering Guide.

Electric Power Research Institute Matt Gibson Principal Technical Leader | Nuclear I&C and Cyber SecurityEPRI

Duke Energy Steven Fox Fleet Common Design Manager  Duke Energy

10:15-11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00-11:30 Unlocking Value in Nuclear Through Digitalization
  • Find out new ways that data can transform the way an organization views I&C and learn how to harness the benefits from these new resources
  • Understand how to spot new opportunities for change and how to implement small improvements that will positively impact your operating sites
  • Learn how change management can be a part of your I&C modernization model and which means you can use to optimize adoption of digital technologies

ENEC Paul Lalovic Organizational Effectiveness Advisor ENEC

11:30-12:30 AVEVA and special guests Duke Energy: Maximize Asset Availability and Reliability Through Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned From Over a Decade of Implementation at Duke Energy
  • Reduce total implemented cost, maximize asset availability and reliability, reduce operating costs, and improve workforce productivity
  • Best practices and lessons learned that helped the Nuclear group accelerate the adoption of the technology
  • Discover Duke’s progress in maximizing asset availability and reliability

AVEVA Sree Hameed Global Industry Leader, Power and Utilities AVEVA

Duke Energy Tony File Manager, Generation Engineering, CMRP Duke Energy

Duke Energy Howard Nudi Engineering Program Manager Duke Energy

12:30-14:00 LUNCH
14:30-15:30 Live INL Cybersecurity Demonstration
  • The purpose of this demonstration and follow on 1-day workshop is to familiarize participants with technologies found in a nuclear facility and the nature of cyber risk in an operational technology environment. The demonstration will also highlight some of the nuclear cyber R&D conducted at INL. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the digital footprint typical of nuclear facilities, some common vulnerabilities, how to assess those vulnerabilities, and typical controls used to mitigate vulnerabilities.

AVEVA Invited hosts: INL

15:30-16:00 NRC Nuclear Plant Cyber Security Oversight
  • History the Power Reactor Cyber Security Oversight Program
  • Full Cyber Security Implementation and Inspection Lessons Learned
  • Future Plans for the Oversight Program

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Jim Beardsley Chief, Cyber Security Branch Office of Nuclear Security and Incident Response Division of Physical and Cyber Security Policy U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK
16:30-17:00 STPNOC Cyber Security Update
  • Understand how to identify cyber-attacks and mitigate any critical issues early
  • Learn how to respond to cyber-attacks and optimise response to minimise disruption to operations and systems
  • Find out how to mitigate any cyber threat occurrence through efficient preparation and training commensurate with roles and responsibilities of facility personnel

STPNOC Dennis Rawlings Manager Cyber & Information Security STPNOC

17:00-17:30 Effective Use of Digital Resources and Data
  • Discuss the organizational and operational impact of adopting new technologies such as analytics and automation
  • Learn the fundamental elements which are needed to maximize value from predictive analytics platforms
  • Recognize best practices for producers to control to optimize production and detect anomalies using production data and predictive analytics to achieve measurable results

Duke Energy Joe Donahue VP Engineering Duke Energy

19:00 CLOSE


09:00-09:20 Chairman’s Introduction and Live Polling Session
  • A collective polling session inviting the audience to vote on industry focussed questions
  • Results will be highlighted and provide comprehensive industry opinions and statistics
09:20-09:50 Mckinsey & Co Lessons learnt

Eelco De Jong Mckinsey & Co

09:50-10:20 Duke Energy Innovation Hub: Enterprise Solutions for The Modern Nuclear Plant
  • Join Duke Energy in a unique insight into their R&D innovation Hub

Duke Energy Brian Marrow Innovation Hub Lead Duke Energy

10:20-10:50 OPG’S Innovation Hub - Innovation with Velocity
  • Explore OPG’s innovation hub with leader Jason Wight

OPG Jason Wight Principal Technical Leader | Director of Engineering and Innovation Hub Leader OPG

10:50-11:30 COFFEE BREAK
  • For the first time at #NucDigi2018 we will be hosting an Innovation Showcase!
  • This is a unique opportunity for organizations and SME's to highlight their latest projects, solutions and technologies that could shape the future of the industry in a series of quick-fire, shark-tank style pitches to our judging panel and audience of industry professionals.
  • After receiving feedback, join the audience in our interactive polling and voting to cast a broad idea on which technologies are most cost-effective, implementable, and efficient for the industry!

Exelon Judging Panel: Max Sperando Innovation Leader Exelon

Southern Nuclear Judging Panel: Chris Comfort Innovation and Technology Manager Southern Nuclear

12:30-13:00 Curtiss-Wright Spotlight: Mobile Applications

Curtiss-Wright James Gracely Senior Project Manager Curtiss-Wright

13:00-15:00 LUNCH & End Conference
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Louis Thomas

Louis Thomas

Global Projects Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
+44 (0) 20 7375 7246 (Global)

Ben Moss

Ben Moss

Commercial Director
Nuclear Energy Insider
+44 (0) 207 375 7537 (Global)

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsor

  • Avea

Silver Sponsors

  • Curtiss Wright

Bronze Sponsors

  • Framatome
  • GSE


  • Avea
  • Curtiss Wright
  • Framatome
  • mirion
  • Siemens
  • Westinghouse

2018 Industry Partners

  • e4 carolinas
  • epri
  • inpo
  • Nirma

2018 Media Partners

  • PWR