November 12, 2019
Hosted by ANS Young Members Group & U.S. WIN Professional Development Committee
Join ANS and U.S. WIN on November 12, 2019 from 2-3:30 pm Eastern time!
Webinar registration is live!
The webinar will be hosted by INPO. Only 200 call lines are available. As a result, the Professional Development Committee encourages U.S. WIN members to meet as chapters or in groups to participate in the webinar. Please register by close of business on Nov 7, 2019. Call in instructions will be provided to registered participants the week of the webinar.
Nuclear energy supplies nearly 20 percent of all of our domestic electricity generation, and more than 55 percent of carbon-free generation. Nuclear power plants supply the baseload, always-available emissions-free electricity, while providing significant benefits to regional economies. So why are we seeing these plants shut down?
This nuclear economics panel discussion will cover:
- The regulated and wholesale energy markets and how revenue for these nuclear plants are generated. How does the market demand determine when nuclear plants run and schedule outages?
- What are the trends in cost reductions in the nuclear industry? Has the nuclear promise produced new opportunities to reduce costs?
- How does the carbon reduction emphasis play into the market? If the federal government is not in the position to value nuclear’s clean and baseload attributes, what are the states doing to achieve their emissions goals?
- How do utilities determine target revenues and balance that with demand? What are utilities doing to address the cost of operation for nuclear and the need to cycle these plants instead of baseload?