June 20, 2018 - Renewal of operating licenses for nuclear power plants has been demonstrated to be a stable and successful process. With the first group submitted to NRC back in 1998, more than 50 license renewal applications (representing over 85 units) have now been approved. Sargent & Lundy has developed guidelines and work practices that incorporate these 20 years of license renewal experience along with the updated guidance for second license renewal recently developed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the nuclear power industry. This webinar series highlights this experience and reveals how Sargent & Lundy can put this know-how to work for your operating plant.
About the Webinar: “Second License Renewal vs First License Renewal”
This 35-minute webinar provides answers for decision-makers who are considering a second license renewal. It will appeal to Plant Managers, Engineering Directors, and license renewal Project Managers.
In this webinar we will consider the new challenges presented by second license renewal and how Sargent & Lundy can help our clients meet these challenges. We will also examine the documents and programs developed for first license renewal that may be useful for a second license renewal. Finally, we will review “lessons learned” from previous license renewal projects and discuss how we can use this knowledge to optimize a second license renewal project for our clients.
This is the second webinar in our three-part series, “Second License Renewal - Delivering the Nuclear Promise from 60 to 80 Years.” Listen to our first webinar, “Making the Decision for Second License Renewal,” here.
About the Co-Presenters
Roger Coppel, P.E. is a Senior Vice President and Project Director for Sargent & Lundy’s Nuclear Power group. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Roger has 38 years of experience in the engineering, design, and management of nuclear power plant projects, and he serves as Sargent & Lundy's management lead for nuclear license renewal. He has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. Roger is a licensed professional engineer in two states.
Andrew Taylor, P.E. is a Senior Manager for Sargent & Lundy’s license renewal services. He has 37 years of experience from the nuclear Navy and Entergy Nuclear, and he’s worked on 12 different license renewal projects. Andrew directs integrated plant analyses, evaluations of time-limited aging analyses, review of aging management programs, and development of environmental reports. Additionally, he spearheads Sargent & Lundy’s ongoing support of industry groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) License Renewal Task Force and associated Working Groups, and coordinates industry review of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and NEI guidance for subsequent license renewal. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas. He is a licensed professional engineer in four states.