All Energy Forum-Panel

Tuesday, June 19

Part I – 8:00-11:40 am

Part II – 3:00-4:15 pm

Sponsored by OPD Cosponsored by YMG
Session Organizers: Vince Gilbert (EXCEL Services Corp), Piyush Sabharwall (INL)

This session will provide a unique opportunity to see an apples-to-apples energy comparison because efficient and effective energy applications supported by a diverse energy policy is a complex thing to understand for both technical professionals and members of the public. This forum will provide a “safe and level playing field” for discussion of related energy issues by a panel of experts representing technologies such as fossil, hydro, natural gas, nuclear, solar, and wind. In order to achieve valid comparisons and insights a standard speaking agenda and comparative metrics will be utilized. Application of a standard Life Cycle model will help direct presentations and discussions in a consistent matter that recognizes R&D, licensing, construction, operations and maintenance, and decommissioning costs. Total environmental value and U.S. climate policy will also be part of invited discussions. After initial presentations are made a discussion will take place regarding the current U.S. Government’s climate change policy as well as thoughts from the speakers and audience as to the most appropriate energy mix for the future.

Delivering the Nuclear Promise-Panel

Wednesday, June 20, 9:35-11:40 am

Chair: William Levis

Nuclear power in the United States is engaged in a fierce battle for its seat at the table as a prominent source of energy. To win this battle, the industry launched a coordinated plan three years ago to make nuclear power more cost competitive. Industry leaders who have led this 3-year industry initiative to improve safety and efficiency of operating nuclear plants will share their perspectives and industry’s achievements with the audience.

Jose Gago (CEO, ANAV President, Spanish Nuclear Society), Ben Mayes (VP NEIL), Bill Pitesa (CNO NEI), 
Peter Sena (President & CNO, PSEG Nuclear, LLC), Adam Heflin (President & CNO, Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Company)

Recent Advances in Decommissioning of Nuclear Plants-Panel

Wednesday, June 20, 1:00-2:45 pm

Chair: Sandy Taylor (President-Power, SNC-Lavalin)

  Safe and expeditious decommissioning of retiring nuclear power plants is important to the communities that host them and to preserve the image of nuclear plants as a good neighbor. Advances in the decommissioning technologies to fulfill the goal of expedited decommissioning will be discussed. The panelists, each an industry thought leader, will address diverse subjects related to decommissioning of shuttered plants including business transaction models, regulatory and fiscal challenges, impact of tax policy, benefits of proto-prompt decommissioning, dose mitigation, operational safety, and legacy issues.

Tom Palmisano (CNO & VP, Southern California Edison), Steven Scheurich (VP, Entergy Services) Pierre Oneid (SVP/CNO Holtec International), Carol R. Peterson (SVP, Exelon, Warrenville, Illinois)

More speakers to be announced.