July 24, 2018 - Sargent & Lundy is participating in the American Nuclear Society’s (ANS) 25th Annual Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC). The meeting brings together a broad cross-section of nuclear experts to learn the perspectives of industry leaders and regulators with a focus on the industry’s most pressing needs and insights. Included among these leaders is Sargent & Lundy’s Andrew Taylor, who is organizing the breakout session, Second License Renewal: Delivering the Nuclear Promise from 60 to 80 Years.
The theme of this year’s event, which takes place August 5-8 at Amelia Island, Florida, is Nuclear: Rising to the Challenge.
Second License Renewal: Delivering the Nuclear Promise from 60 to 80 Years
Nuclear power is a major contributor to clean energy supply in the United States. In order to facilitate safe long-term operation of these plants, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) have provided guidance for license renewal applications (LRAs) and second license renewal applications (SLRAs) that can allow operation up to 80 years. On January 30, Florida Power & Light (FPL) submitted an SLRA to the NRC for two operating units at Turkey Point, becoming the first nuclear plant operator to request operation beyond 60 years.
This session brings together plant operators, the NRC, and Sargent & Lundy, an engineering firm experienced in providing solutions for challenges involved in obtaining second license renewal, including new NRC and industry guidance; research in aging of materials; lessons learned from NRC review of the first SLRA; and SLRA procedures and training. Participants in this session include Bill Maher of FPL, Mike Franklin of Duke Energy, and Eric Oesterle of the NRC.
The session takes place Tuesday, August 7 at 10:30 a.m. Sargent & Lundy, a Silver Sponsor for the conference, will also sponsor the ‘Sunrise Breakfast’ on August 7.