THE 2ND ANNUAL

NUCLEAR POWER CONGRESS

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

About

Dear Energy Executive,

With a new administration and a global credit crunch at play, what is the status of a nuclear energy revival? What progress has been made with plans to build new nuclear reactors and power plants? What is the current political landscape for nuclear power, and how will that influence consideration of COL applications? What financial backing is available, and from who? What solutions are being explored for the long-term storage of nuclear waste? And what impact will public concern over potential climate change have on the industry’s resurgence?

While a series of obstacles stand in the way to a new generation of nuclear plants, all signs point to an inevitable arrival. Learn how you can capitalize on the resurgence of nuclear energy at ACI’s 2nd annual Nuclear Power Congress. Nuclear Industry stakeholders will convene at this executive-level forum to address the challenges the industry is facing, and to explore innovative solutions for the financing, construction and deployment of new nuclear power plants.

Agenda highlights include first hand insights into the new build planning and project execution strategies from nuclear utilities UniStar Nuclear Energy and Florida Power and Light Company. Plus, the NRC’s Office of New Reactors will be sharing best practices for ensuring success from the licensing stage, construction, all the way through to operation. And PUCs from Florida and the Carolinas will discuss their policies around cost recovery mechanisms for new build construction.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with and learn from the industry regulatory agencies and associations, nuclear utilities, engineering companies and contractors, equipment manufacturers, lenders and investors and legal advisors. You’ll not only gain a through understanding of the direction of the industry, but be better able to position yourself to capitalize on the vast new build opportunities.

Contents & Contributors

About

Dear Energy Executive,

With a new administration and a global credit crunch at play, what is the status of a nuclear energy revival? What progress has been made with plans to build new nuclear reactors and power plants? What is the current political landscape for nuclear power, and how will that influence consideration of COL applications? What financial backing is available, and from who? What solutions are being explored for the long-term storage of nuclear waste? And what impact will public concern over potential climate change have on the industry’s resurgence?

While a series of obstacles stand in the way to a new generation of nuclear plants, all signs point to an inevitable arrival. Learn how you can capitalize on the resurgence of nuclear energy at ACI’s 2nd annual Nuclear Power Congress. Nuclear Industry stakeholders will convene at this executive-level forum to address the challenges the industry is facing, and to explore innovative solutions for the financing, construction and deployment of new nuclear power plants.

Agenda highlights include first hand insights into the new build planning and project execution strategies from nuclear utilities UniStar Nuclear Energy and Florida Power and Light Company. Plus, the NRC’s Office of New Reactors will be sharing best practices for ensuring success from the licensing stage, construction, all the way through to operation. And PUCs from Florida and the Carolinas will discuss their policies around cost recovery mechanisms for new build construction.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with and learn from the industry regulatory agencies and associations, nuclear utilities, engineering companies and contractors, equipment manufacturers, lenders and investors and legal advisors. You’ll not only gain a through understanding of the direction of the industry, but be better able to position yourself to capitalize on the vast new build opportunities.

Contents & Contributors

Reevaluation the Economics of Nuclear Power in Light of the Current Global Economic Slowdown and Resulting Credit Crunch
Christopher J. Hansen, Associate Director, Global Power Group, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA)
Stephen W. Kidd, Director of Strategy and Research, World Nuclear Association

Identifying the Risks of New Plant Development and Construction and Determining how to Avoid or Mitigate Them
Scott A. Greer, Partner, King and Spalding LLP

The Regulatory and Policy Outlook – Evaluating the New Federal Administration’s Attitude towards a U.S. Nuclear Renaissance

Tyson R. Smith, Associate, Winston & Strawn LLP

The Bellefonte Opportunity: Building Smart, Managing Uncertainty
Arun Mani, Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group

Advancing New Build Construction Projects Using State Regulated Cost Recovery Mechanisms
Edward S. Finley, Jr., Chairman, North Carolina Utility Commission

Evaluating the Availability of Financing for New Build Nuclear Projects in Regulated and Deregulated Environments
Jim Hempstead, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Projet & Utilities Group Moody's Investors Service

Learning from the Prior Build Cycle of Nuclear Construction

Tom Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Booz & Co.

Effective Planning and Execution Strategies for Nuclear New Build - From Licensing, to Construction and Operation
David B. Matthews, Director, Division of New Reactor Licensing, NRC Office of New Reactors

Addressing Nuclear Waste without Yucca Mountain - What's Next?
Dr. David J. Hill, Deputy for Science & Technology, Idaho National Laboratory
Randy Bunt, Manager, Dry Storage, Southern Nuclear Operating Company
Terry Pickens, Director of Nuclear Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy

Overcoming the Shortage of Qualified Labor - Demonstrating Industry Efforts to Develop the Next Generation of Nuclear Engineers
Dr. Susan Winsor, President, Aiken Technical College
Gilbert J. Brown, Ph.D., Professor and Coordinator, Nuclear Engineering Program, University of Massachusetts Lowell



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT DOC PPTX PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 13

8:00
Registation
9:00
Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Mr. Christopher J. Hansen
Director‚ Strategy and Initiatives
IHS CERA
9:15
Reevaluation the Economics of Nuclear Power in Light of the Current Global Economic Slowdown and Resulting Credit Crunch
Mr. Christopher J. Hansen
Director‚ Strategy and Initiatives
IHS CERA
1 file
Nuclear Power Global Outlook
2.7 MB 23 pages Presentation
PPT - Nuclear Power Global Outlook
Mr. Stephen W. Kidd
Director of Strategy and Research
World Nuclear Association
1 file
World Nuclear Growth, Economics & Project Structuring
3.2 MB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - World Nuclear Growth, Economics & Project Structuring
10:15
Keynote Presentation-Reviving the U.S. Nuclear Industry
Mr. Michael McGough
Senior Vice President‚ Commercial Operations
UniStar Nuclear Energy‚ LLC
11:00
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:30
Identifying the Risks of New Plant Development and Construction and Determining how to Avoid or Mitigate Them
Mr. Scott A. Greer
Partner
King & Spalding LLP
1 file
Controlling Cost and Schedule for New Nuclear Construction
0 bytes 30 pages Presentation
 - Controlling Cost and Schedule for New Nuclear Construction
12:15
The Regulatory and Policy Outlook - Evaluating the New Federal Administration's Attitude towards a U.S. Nuclear Renaissance
Mr. Tyson R. Smith
Associate
Winston and Strawn LLP
1 file
The Regulatory and Policy Outlook for the Nuclear Renaissance
2.3 MB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - The Regulatory and Policy Outlook for the Nuclear Renaissance
13:00
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Attendees
14:00
The Bellefonte Opportunity: Building Smart‚ Managing Uncertainty
Arun Mani
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group
1 file
The Bellefonte Opportunity
1.5 MB 19 pages Presentation
PPT -  The Bellefonte Opportunity
14:45
Advancing New Build Construction Projects Using State Regulated Cost Recovery Mechanisms
Mr. Edward S. Finley‚ Jr.
Chairman
North Carolina Utility Commission
1 file
NUCLEAR POWER CONFERENCE ADVANCING NEW BUILD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS USING STATE REGULATED COST RECOVERY MECHANISMS
23.2 KB 7 pages White Paper
DOC - NUCLEAR POWER CONFERENCE  ADVANCING NEW BUILD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS USING STATE REGULATED COST RECOVERY MECHANISMS
15:30
Networking and Refreshment Break
16:00
Evaluating the Availability of Financing for New Build Nuclear Projects in Regulated and Deregulated Environments
Mr. Jim Hempstead
Senior Vice President‚ Infrastructure Project & Utilities Group
Moody's Investors Service
1 file
Nuclear Power Congress Evaluating the Availability of Financing for New Build Nuclear Projects in Regulated and Deregulated Environments
1.7 MB 46 pages Presentation
PPT - Nuclear Power CongressEvaluating the Availability of Financing for New Build Nuclear Projects in Regulated and Deregulated Environments
16:45
Learning from the Prior Build Cycle of Nuclear Construction
Mr. Thomas J. Flaherty
Senior Vice President
Booz & Company
1 file
Lessons from the Prior Cycle
1 MB 28 pages Presentation
PPT - Lessons from the Prior Cycle
17:30
Congress Adjourns to Day Two
9:00
Chairperson's Recap of Day One
9:15
Effective Planning and Execution Strategies for Nuclear New Build - From Licensing‚ to Construction and Operation
Mr. David B. Matthews
Director‚ Division of New Reactor Licensing
NRC Office of New Reactors
1 file
The New Reactor Program Process, Progress, and Plans (And a Peek Over the Horizon)
2.5 MB 31 pages Presentation
PPT - The New Reactor ProgramProcess, Progress, and Plans(And a Peek Over the Horizon)
10:00
Addressing Nuclear Waste without Yucca Mountain - What's Next?
Dr. David J. Hill
Deputy for Science & Technology
Idaho National Laboratory
1 file
Addressing Nuclear Waste without Yucca Mountain:
5 MB 15 pages Presentation
PPTX - Addressing Nuclear Waste without Yucca Mountain:
Mr. Randy Bunt
Manager‚ Dry Storage
Southern Nuclear Operating Company
1 file
Dry Storage of Used Fuel: A Strategic Plan Case Study
972.5 KB 17 pages Presentation
PPT - Dry Storage of Used Fuel: A Strategic Plan Case Study
Mr. Terry Pickens
Director of Nuclear Regulatory Policy
Xcel Energy
11:00
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:30
Progess Report from a New Nuclear Construction Project
Mr. Steven D. Scroggs
Senior Director‚ Project Development
Florida Power and Light Company
12:15
Overcoming the Shortage of Qualified Labor - Demonstrating Industry Efforts to Develop the Next Generation of Nuclear Engineers
Dr. Susan Winsor
President
Aiken Technical College
1 file
Nuclear Power Congress
1.2 MB 31 pages Presentation
PPT -  Nuclear Power Congress
Mr. Kenneth R. Balkey, P.E.
Vice President‚ Nuclear Codes and Standards
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Dr. Gilbert J. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor and Coordinator‚ Nuclear Engineering Program
University of Massachusetts Lowell
1 file
Supporting the Renaissance: The Role of Nuclear Education
3.1 MB 32 pages Presentation
PPT -  Supporting the Renaissance:The Role of Nuclear Education
13:15
End of Congress