Ready4Nuclear

Deployment - Pacific Norwest

 

August 27-28, 2019 | PNNL-Discovery Hall

 

Detailed Advance Agenda

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

 

Morning Plenary

 

8:30 AM

Welcome 
 

Dr. Steven Ashby

Director

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 

The Honorable Matt Boehnke 

8th Legislative District 

Washington State

 

The Honorable Robert Thompson

Mayor

City of Richland, Washington


9:00 AM

Stage Setter: U.S. & Global Nuclear Energy Landscape
 

Dr. James Conca

Contributing Columnist, Energy & Nuclear 

Forbes

Chief Technical Officer

UFA Ventures, Inc.


9:30 AM

Opportunity: Advanced Nuclear on the Move

 

Mr. Spain Abney

Senior Reactor Operator Manager

NuScale Power

 

Dr. Francesco Venneri

Chief Executive Officer

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation

 

10:15 AM

Break

10:45 AM

Pacific Northwest Supplier Perspective
 

Mr. Bradley Dunkin

Principal 

Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

&

Chairman, USNIC Manufacturing & Supply Chain Working Group


11:15 AM

Opportunity: The U.S. Decommissioning Market

 

Mr. Jay Brister

Vice President, Business Development 

AECOM

&

Vice-Chair USNIC D&D Task Force


11:45 AM

Opportunity: DOE Environmental Management Perspective 
 

Mr. Brian Vance 

Manager, Hanford Office of River Protection & Richland Operations Office

U.S. Department of Energy

 

12:15 PM

Lunch

 

Afternoon Plenary

 

1:15 PM

View from the Pacific Northwest
 

Dr. Mark Nutt

Manager, Nuclear Market Sector

PNNL

 

Mr. Carl Adrian 

President 

TRIDEC


2:00 PM

Elements for Success: Human Capital
 

Ms. Amy Lientz

Director of Energy Industry Supply Chain

Idaho National Laboratory


2:30 PM

Elements for Success: Regulatory Compliance - Export Controls
 

Ms. Katie Strangis

Senior Policy Advisor, Nonproliferation & International Security

NNSA

 

3:00 PM

Break
 

3:30 PM

Elements for Success: Managing Export Control
 

Mr. Alex Polonsky

Partner 

Morgan Lewis
 

4:00 PM

Elements for Success: "Safety Culture" & The NRC's Requirements Under 10 CFR Part 21

 

Ms. Jane Accomando
Partner 
Morgan Lewis

 

4:30 PM

Advanced Manufacturing/Sold Phase Processing Manufacturing For Nuclear

 

Dr. Cynthia Powell

Director, Energy Processes & Materials Division

PNNL

 

5:00 PM

Adjourn

 

6:00 PM

Networking Reception Sponsored by USNIC & TRIDEC

 

Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
16304 Dallas Rd, Richland, WA 99352

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

 

Plenary

 

8:30 AM

Congressional Perspective
 

Ms. Raquel Ferrell Crowley 

Central Washington Director

Office of Senator Patty Murray

 

Mr. Rick Evans

Central Washington Outreach Director

Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

 

Mr. Josh Lozano 

Deputy District Director

Office of Congressman Dan Newhouse

9:00 AM

Stage Setter: Pacific Northwest Power Industry Perspective
 

Mr. Greg Cullen

Director, Generation and Technology Development

Energy Northwest
 

9:30 AM

Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear  Initiatives
 

Dr. John Jackson

Acting Director, GAIN

GAIN Technical Interface/NSUF Industry Program Lead

Idaho National Laboratory


10:00 AM

Opportunity: Versatile Test Reactor
 

Dr. Eric Loewen

Chief Consulting Engineer

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

 

10:30 AM

Break
 

10:50 AM

Opportunity: Fuel Manufacturing & Future Fuel Supply

 

Mr. Jeff Whitt

Director of Government Services

Government Operations & Advanced Reactors

Framatome


11:20 AM

Subsequent License Renewal
 

Mr. David Blee

President & CEO

USNIC


11:50 PM

First Mover Customers
 

Mr. Tay Stevenson 

CEO

Envoy Public Labs

 

12:20 PM

Adjourn

 

OPTIONAL TOURS: 

Participants in Ready4Nuclear: Deployment - Pacific Northwest have the option to take part in the following tours. Participants may choose up to two tours, a 1:30 PM tour and 3:30 PM tour. The Fuels and Materials Examination Facility (FMEF) tour and the NuScale Control Room Simulator tour both require advance registration by Aug. 21. 

 

Please note that participants will be responsible for their own travel to and from each tour. 

 

Tour Options:

1:30 PM

Fuels and Materials Examination Facility (FMEF)

FMEF is recognized as a highly valuable asset that would be very expensive to replicate.  The facility was designed to support the United States' breeder reactor program by manufacturing large quantities of plutonium-oxide fuels and to manipulate, disassemble and inspect irradiated fuel assemblies.  It was never used and no hazardous or radioactive materials have ever been introduced to the facility, leaving it well-suited for future work in advanced fuels R&D and manufacturing.*

*This facility requires Department of Energy badging.  Please RSVP for this tour by no later than Wednesday, August 21.


1:30 PM

Columbia Basin College Nuclear Technology Programs

Columbia Basin College works with the local nuclear industry to offer students the ability to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nuclear Technology with three emphasis areas to choose from:

  • Instrumentation & Control Technician

  • Non-Licensed Nuclear Operator

  • Radiation Protection Technician

Faculty teaching in the Nuclear Technology program all work in industry and teach classes related to their areas of specialization.

Tour participants will also learn about Columbia Basin College's Industrial Health & Safety Technology program, which is co-located with Nuclear Technology.


Address: 2600 N. 20th Ave., Pasco, WA 99301

3:30 PM

NuScale Control Room Simulator

Participants will learn about NuScale's innovative plan for operating all 12 Small Modular Reactor (SMR) modules from one control room at the company's control room simulator based in Richland, WA.


Address: 1933 Jadwin Ave., Suite 130, Richland, WA 99354

3:30 PM

United Association Local 598 Training Center

Visitors will learn about the instructional programs offered at the United Association (UA) of Plumbers & Steamfitter's Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in Pasco, WA.  This center offers a 5-year, 10,000 hour world-class training program which encompasses all aspects of plumbing and pipefitting, including nuclear-grade welding, instrumentation & controls, and rigging.  UA members who complete this training are often dispatched to work at commercial nuclear facilities across the country.


Address: 1328 Rd 28, Pasco, WA 99301