Program

Preliminary programme

The program is divided in two days: Thursday 24 March and Friday 25 March. 

During the first day our key note speakers will present their view on the current nuclear market, each from their perspective angles.

The second day is characterized by deep dive sessions into the three main topics of the event - Long Term Operation, New Build and Advanced Reactors. The sessions are hosted by topical experts and the speakers provide unique opportunities to share and learn.

You are free to choose which session you want to join.

- This programme is continually updated. Changes may apply. -

Thursday

Plenary

Topic

Facilitated by:

12:00

Registration / Lunch

13:00 -

13:40

Opening: Welcome and explanation of the NIX initiative 

B. Leeftink - CEO at NRG | PALLAS

J.J. van den Broek - Dir. C&S at NRG and Initiator NIC

13:40 -
14:10

A future perspective for Nuclear Deep Decarbonization

Kirsty Gogan - Managing Director at TerraPraxis

14:10 -
14:40

Post-COP26: Implications for nuclear, a "mandate to innovate" 

Rita Baranwal - VP of Nuclear and Chief Nuclear Officer at EPRI

Coffee break / EXPO

15:00 -
15:30

Potential for Advanced reactors in the US

Jeremy Bowen - Deputy Director at US NRC

15:30 -
16:00

The business case for LTO beyond 60 years

Bram Paul Jobse - CFO at EPZ (Borssele NPP)

16:00 -
16:30

Netherlands in energy transition

Ad Louter - CEO at Urenco NL and President at Nuclear Netherlands

16:30 -
17:00

Panel discussion - questions and answers

Summary and wrap-up

Speakers

Moderator: Sannah van Balen

Networking dinner and social programme

20:00

Closure day 1

Friday

LTO sessions

LTO

Topic

Facilitated by:

09:00 -
09:10

Opening: Introduction of the parallel session

Frederic Blom - NRG

09:10 -
09:40

NRG experience in support of ageing management, preparation for safe LTO and periodic safety reviews of NPP's and research reactors

Robert Krivanek - NRG

09:40 -
10:10

LTO and the role of ageing management at Borssele NPP

Andre de Jong - Borssele NPP

10:10 -
10:40

Krsko NPP - preparation for safe LTO

Stanko Manojlovic, Krsko NPP

Coffee break

11:00 -
11:30

Olkiluoto NPP ageing management status and path forward

Dino Nerweyi - Olkiluoto NPP

11:30 -
12:00

Evolution of EDF ageing management in the frame of LTO

Laurent Grisy - EDF

Lunch and expositions

13:00 -
13:30

Status and challenges in ageing management and LTO preparation of Oskarshamn NPP

Oskarshamn NPP

13:30 -
14:00

Ageing management and LTO perspectives at Trillo NPP

Trillo NPP

14:00 -
14:30

Subsequent licensing renewal in the U.S. - status and technical challenges

Allen Hiser - US NRC

14:30 -
15:00

Panel discussion - questions and answers

Summary and wrap-up

Speakers

Moderator: Robert Krivanek - NRG

Coffee break

15:20 -
16:00

Closing plenary session

Ambassadors of LTO, GIII and Advanced - identifying overlapping interests and potential collaborations

Ambassadors LTO, GIII and Advanced

16:00 -
16:15

Conference closure

New Build sessions

New Build

Topic

Facilitated by:

09:00 -
09:10

Opening: Introduction of the parallel session

Joost van den Broek - NRG

09:10 -
09:40

Main drivers for new Nuclear Powerplants business cases

Mario van der Borst - Researcher Nuclear Energy Scenarios

09:40 -
10:10

Proven Technology (1): important lessons from APR1400 new build for Europe

KHNP

10:10 -
10:40

Proven Technology (2): lessons learned in optimized EPR design

Olivier Godon - EDF

Coffee break

11:00 -
11:30

Proven Technology (3): lessons learned in optimizing AP1000 design

Westinghouse

11:30 -
12:00

Proven Technology (4): the business case for SMR's

NUSCALE

Lunch and expositions

13:00 -
13:30

Cost drivers in the Fennovoima new build project

J. Luiko - Fennovoima

13:30 -
14:00

Reducing licensing risks: harmonization of European Requirements on new reactors including SMR

European Utility Requirements association

14:00 -
14:30

Financing Models for new reactors

(coming soon)

14:30 -
15:00

Panel discussion - questions and answers

Summary and wrap-up

Speakers

Moderator: Joost van den Broek - NRG

Coffee break

15:20 -
16:00

Closing plenary session

Ambassadors of LTO, GIII and Advanced - identifying overlapping interests and potential collaborations

Ambassadors LTO, GIII and Advanced

16:00 -
16:15

Conference closure

Advanced sessions

Advanced

Topic

Facilitated by:

09:00 -
09:10

Opening: Introduction of the parallel session

Arjan Vreeling - NRG

09:10 -
09:40

Coming soon

Tulkki Ville - VTT

09:40 -
10:10

Sparking Innovation in Nuclear with a rapid iterative approach

Lou Martinez - Kairos Power

10:10 -
10:40

Coming soon

Terrestrial Energy

Coffee break

11:00 -
11:30

Coming soon

Mark Mitchell - USNC

11:30 -
12:00

Xe-100

Pete Pappano - X-Energy

Lunch and expositions

13:00 -
13:30

The Copenhagen Atomics Waster Burner - the path towards scalable and affordable energy

Thomas Steenberg - Copenhagen Atomics

13:30 -
14:00

Operation of UK gas cooled reactors towards the end of generation: what experience can we pass on for design of next generation of reactors?

Jim Reed - EDF-UK

14:00 -
14:30

A regulator perspective

Nuclear Authority (coming soon)

14:30 -
15:00

Panel discussion - questions and answers

Summary and wrap-up

Speakers

Moderator: Arjan Vreeling - NRG

Coffee break

15:20 -
16:00

Closing plenary session

Ambassadors of LTO, GIII and Advanced - identifying overlapping interests and potential collaborations

Ambassadors LTO, GIII and Advanced

16:00 -
16:15

Conference closure

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Call for exhibition objects

Side events include:

  • an exhibition of models from NRG and partners
  • a networking information market
  • a private museum tour


Come and showcase your unique work too!
You can also exhibit the unique objects resulting from your work in LTO, Glll and Advanced reactors. To reserve a space, please contact the organization at nuclearinnovationconference@nrg.eu 

 

This conference is supported by:

EPZ Borssele, Ringhals, EDF, EDF Energy, VTT, USNC, Terrestrial Energy, Fennovoima, TRILLO, Oskarshamn, LucidCatalyst, EUR, US-NRC, PALLAS, European Commission, Kairos Power.