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2006-07 Seminars


Why Is Nuclear Energy Making A Comeback In The US?
(And what is so special about Westinghouse's AP1000?)

Howard Bruschi,
Executive Consultant
Westinghouse Electric Company

Abstract

The presentation will cover the topics of:

1. Nuclear Energy Industry Issues.
This will embrace historical issues as well as present day concerns of utilities, suppliers (such as Westinghouse), and the public.
2. Westinghouse's AP1000.
This will address some of the Issues from above and describe the development goals of the AP1000 as well as its safety technology and economics.
3. US Government Incentives.
The government is planning to provide incentives to the industry to move forward with new nuclear plant construction.
4. Market Outlook.
With Industry Issues addressed, I will discuss the market outlook for a nuclear energy renaissance in the US and the implications on a global basis.