We will kick-off the NIC discussions online, as a preparation and warming-up to the real-life event in March 2022. There are two webinars remaining in 2021!

Completed webinar sessions:

Jim Reed

Chief Graphite Engineer at EDF Energy

Jim Reed talks about extending the lifetime of graphite moderated reactors in the UK. Furthermore he addresses the topic of which knowledge is gained from innovations within this field and what is generally applicable knowledge to new build and advanced reactor designs.

Janne Liuko

Utility Operations Director at Fennovoima

Fennovoima developed a stagewise approach for managing the construction of a VVER-1200 plantin Finland. Janne Liuko explains how this strengthens the nuclear energy business case, why this is crucial and how lessons learned were taken into account.

Jeong Kwang-Hee

Director at KHNP

Barakah Unit 1 started commercial operation on the 6th of April, 2021. Vendor KHNP was in charge of the construction project, comprising 4 GENIII APR1400 reactors. Mr. Kwang-Hee explains the project management approach and the financial structure of the project.

Mark Davies

Vice-President – Fuel at USNC

Mark Davies describes the concept of their Micro Modular Reactor and mainly their inherently safe Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated fuel. The first application of their reactor is the remote mining community of Northern Canada. In addition the application range of this reactor is explained in response to viewers questions.

Round Table Discussion

Nuclear energy is a safe, cost-competitive energy source with a very small CO2 footprint. In 2018, nuclear energy made up 28% of the total energy production in the European Union. What are the global nuclear energy trends? What role can nuclear energy play for our future energy security? And what are the strategies the nuclear sector can follow to create a strong position in the energy transition?

This and much more will be addressed by our guests:

  • Kirtsty Gogan

Managing Partner at Lucid Catalyst, Co-Founder Energy for Humanity

  • Ad Louter

Managing director Urenco Netherlands

  • Margaret McGrath

Program developer Nuclear Research PALLAS

  • Remco de Boer

Studio Energie

  • Joost van den Broek

Director Consulting and Services NRG

  • Ronald Schram

Director Strategic Alliances NRG

The discussion is moderated by Sannah van Balen, Founder of The Empowered Atom

The live conference has been moved to March 2022, have you already registered?


The rest of the industry can learn from the startups in the US and canada, how you present your models and solutions but they must also learn from the current reactors how you deal with licensing, construction and the financing risk.