General Chair’s Special Session

Tuesday, June 19, 1:00-2:45 pm

Chair

Dr. Sekhar Basu
Chairman
Atomic Energy Commission and
Secretary Department of Atomic Energy
Republic of India

 

Benefits and Challenges of Shrinking Large Nuclear Units to Small Modular Reactors

 

Small Modular Reactors represent the hope and aspiration of the global nuclear energy as it grapples with loss of momentum and plant closures in the US and some major Western countries. The speakers in this session will articulate why the industry’s expectations of small modular reactor are well placed and how the lessons learned from large plant construction may be fruitfully applied to SMRs. Technical and business leaders of companies pursuing the design and licensing of various small modular reactors SMR technologies will present the status of their technologies.

Panel Speaker

Stuart Crooks
Managing Director
EDF Energy

Panel Speaker

Dr. Kathy McCarthy
V.P. Research & Development
Canadian National Laboratory
Canada

Panel Speaker

Stephan Dohler
Sr. Manager
AXPO
Switzerland

 

Panel Speaker

Jose Reyes
Chief Technology Officer
NuScale Power

Panel Speaker

Thomas Marcille
VP Reactor Technologies
Holtec International

Panel Speaker

Preston Swafford
CNO & EVP,  SNC-Lavalin /President & CEO 
Candu Energy