About

There is growing interest in small modular reactors (SMRs) and advanced reactors (ARs) around the world, with more than 50 designs at various development stages. SMRs can help address the need for flexible power generation for a wide range of users and applications, with the global market estimated to be worth £250-400bn by 2035.

 Nuclear Engineering International’s SMR/AR event will look at the development plans and licensing activities for a range of small and advanced reactor technologies. It will cover all aspects of industry, with insight from reactor developers, utilities, regulators, supply chain, academics and the financial community.

 Interviews with key industry figures and a range of engaging panel discussions will bring the latest progress and innovations in the global SMR/AR market straight to your desktop.

Sponsors

Speakers

Caroline Peachey

Editor
Nuclear Engineering International

Elena Pashina

Marketing Director,
Rusatom Overseas (Rosatom Group)

James Varley

Editor,
ModernPowerSystems

Stefano Monti

Section Head - Nuclear Power Technology Development,
International Atomic Energy Agency

Sun Jun

Associate Professor,
Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University

Tom Samson

Interim Chief Executive Officer,
UK SMR Consortium

Vincent Zabielski

Special Counsel,
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Scott E. Rasmussen

Director of Sales,
NuScale Power

Michael Valore

Senior Director
Advanced Reactor Commercialisation, Westinghouse Electric Company

Mark Mitchell

President
USNC-Power

Dr. Kalev Kallemets

Co-founder, CEO,
Fermi Energia OÜ

Robin Manley

Vice-President of New Nuclear Development
Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

Steve Threlfall

General Manager
U-Battery

Dr. Sama Bilbao y León

Director General
World Nuclear Association

John Gorman

President & CEO
Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)

Diane Cameron

Director of the Nuclear Energy Division
Natural Resources Canada

Christian Carrier

Director, New Major Facilities Licensing Division
DRIMPM, CNSC

Carlos Lorencez

Director, Nuclear Safety & Environmental Affairs Program
CANDU Owners Group

Caroline Cochran

COO and co-founder
Oklo

Agenda


18th February, 2021

12:00 – 12:30 GMT

INTERVIEW: The UK Small Modular Reactor: consortium update

  • How can the UK SMR contribute to meeting Net Zero Targets?
  • Vision and timeline for deployment
  • What is needed to take the programme forward?
Tom Samson
Interim Chief Executive Officer, UK SMR Consortium
Interviewed by Caroline Peachey, Editor, Nuclear Engineering International
12:30-13:10 GMT

PRESENTATION: IAEA activities in support of advanced nuclear reactors, including SMRs, in view of the opportunities and challenges of the global market developments

  • Short overview of status of SMR development and deployment
  • IAEA support to Member States and Stakeholders
  • New IAEA initiatives in the field
Stefano Monti
Section Head - Nuclear Power Technology Development, International Atomic Energy Agency

13:10-13:40 GMT

PRESENTATION: Rosatom SMR solutions in Russia and for the global market

  • History of small reactor development in Russia
  • FNPP technology and its socioeconomic benefits
  • Versatility of RITM-series reactors
  • Looking to the future of Rosatom’s SMR development
Elena Pashina
Marketing Director, Rusatom Overseas (Rosatom Group)
13:40 - 14:10 GMT

PRESENTATION: The Progress of HTR-PM in China

  • The HTGR development in China
  • Introduction of HTR-PM
  • Progress of HTR-PM and future plans
Jun Sun
Associate Professor, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology, Tsinghua University

14:10 – 14:40 GMT

PRESENTATION: How to get SMRs off to a flying start

  • How are SMRs different from traditional nuclear projects and in what ways are they more like airplanes?
  • What can we learn from the aviation industry regarding financing of fleets of safety-critical capital assets in a highly regulated industry?
  • How can using an aviation-style sale and leaseback model transform the nuclear industry?
Vincent Zabielski
Special Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

14:40 – 15:30 GMT

PANEL DISCUSSION: The role of microreactors (<20MWt approx.) - potential markets and technology options

  • Technologies under development and reasons behind technology choices
  • Opportunities for deployment, eg remote regions and mines, process heat applications
  • The current state of play and future drivers and prospects
Moderator: James Varley
Editor, ModernPowerSystems 

Michael Valore
Senior Director – Advanced Reactor Commercialisation, Westinghouse 

Steve Threlfall
General Manager, U-Battery  

Mark Mitchell
President, USNC-Power  

Caroline Cochran,
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Oklo 

15:30 – 16:20 GMT

PANEL DISCUSSION: Canada’s SMR action plan

  • Overview of Canada's action plan for the development, demonstration and deployment of small modular reactors at home and abroad
  • Progress on siting of an SMR in Canada
  • Update on the activities of the Canadian Nuclear Association and CANDU Owners Group CEO SMR Forum
  • Work of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and its efforts in regulatory harmonisation
Moderator: Carlos Lorencez
Director, Nuclear Safety and Environmental Affairs, Candu Owners Group  

John Gorman
President & CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)

Diane Cameron
Director, Nuclear Energy Division, Natural Resources Canada

Christian Carrier
Director, New Major Licensing Division, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission 

Robin Manley
VP, New Nuclear Division, Ontario Power Generation 

16:20-17:10 GMT

PANEL DISCUSSION: Meeting market needs

  • Flexibility and integration with future electricity grids
  • Hydrogen production, desalination and district heating
  • Fuel cycle and waste management considerations
Moderator: Caroline Peachey
Editor, Nuclear Engineering International

Scott E. Rasmussen
Director of Sales, NuScale Power

Dr. Sama Bilbao y León
Director General, World Nuclear Association

Dr. Kalev Kallemets
Co-founder, CEO, Fermi Energia OÜ 

17:10 GMT

End of conference

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