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    Reasons to Attend Nuclear Power International 2012

    September 13, 2012 4:54 PM by BrianW

    As Program Committee Chairman, I want to personally invite you to NUCLEAR POWER International 2012 Conference and Exhibition. The conference and exhibition will take place Dec. 11-13, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orland, Fla.

    Our conference planning committee has built a dynamic set of sessions for attendees to learn about the future of nuclear power. While the past year and a half has been “up-and-down,” the industry is moving forward and the future of nuclear energy is optimistic.

    The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan has continued to make headlines over a year after the accident. The global nuclear industry is learning, and implementing, lessons to ensure the safety of nuclear power generation. Countries around the world have been completing safety checks and safety enhancements at nuclear facilities. One session will provide an update on the Fukushima Daiichi plant and the outcomes for utilities. Speakers will discuss lessons learned for utilities and new initiatives being implemented, such as the Nuclear Energy Institute’s FLEX strategy.

    In the midst of the safety enhancements and upgrades, new nuclear construction continues. Over 60 reactors are being constructed across the globe, which will add to the 430-plus operating units that generate over 370 GW. In the U.S. alone, both Southern Co. and SCANA Corp. are building two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at their respective sites in Georgia and South Carolina. The Tennessee Valley Authority is also completing Watts Bar Unit 2, and has plans in place to complete Unit 1 at Bellefonte. Speakers from engineering firms, utilities and government will update all attendees on the progress of these projects and the development of small modular reactors.

    Learn about emerging countries developing new energy programs with an emphasis on nuclear power generation. A panel discussion will provide an overview of nuclear programs outside the U.S. with speakers ranging from various organizations and countries, such as South Africa, United Arab Emirates, and the UK.

    And if your company is not a qualified supplier for nuclear projects, NUCLEAR POWER International 2012 is the place to be! A panel will provide you and your colleagues the steps your company needs to complete to become a qualified supplier. Experiences from a buyer’s vantage point on the best ways to find and verify suppliers, complete with a workshop for aspiring suppliers, will be presented.

    Co-located again this year with POWER-GEN International, the largest power generation conference and exhibition in the world, you will have the ability to network with over 20,000 individuals working in the power generation field.

    Registration includes access to all conference sessions, the exhibit floor, pre-conference workshops and an opening reception. Thank you for your support of NUCLEAR POWER International and our teams looks forward to seeing you in Orlando!

Brian Wheeler, Senior Editor for Power Engineering magazine and Editor for Nuclear Power International magazine, blogs about What’s Happening in the power generation industry. The What’s Happening blog focuses mainly on nuclear power technology and policies, but Brian also discusses coal- and gas-fired power developments. Follow Brian on Twitter @BrianLWheeler

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