2017-03-31 National Governors Association

Workshop on the Future of Nuclear Power

March 30-31, 2017 | Arlington, VA

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) held a workshop on the future of nuclear power March 30-31. The purpose of the workshop was to help state policymakers better understand the specific challenges facing the U.S. nuclear fleet, how each state can best respond to those challenges and the potential for new sources of nuclear generation within their state.

Agenda

Presentations

March 30, 2017

Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Presenter:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Recent Trends in Nuclear Energy around the U.S.

Moderator:

  • Andrew Kambour, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Matt Crozat, senior director for policy management, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • Kristy Hartman, program manager, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • David Hoppock, senior policy associate, Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

State Perspectives on the Current Nuclear Fleet

Moderator:

  • Andrew Kambour, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Commissioner Brien Sheahan, chairman, Illinois Commerce Commission
  • Emma Cimino, senior policy and government affairs associate, Office of Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy
  • Commissioner Mike Huebsch, Wisconsin Public Service Commission
  • Kate O’Connor, chair, Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel

Legal Perspectives on State Nuclear Initiatives

Speakers:

  • Ari Peskoe, senior fellow in environmental law, Harvard Law School Environmental Policy Initiative

Recognizing and Addressing the Impacts of Changes in the Nuclear Fleet

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Scott Brown, strategic initiatives and analysis, Exelon
  • Bill Murray, managing director of public policy, Dominion Power
  • Mike Monroe, chief of staff, North America’s Building Trade Unions
  • Stacey Davis, senior program manager, Center for Clean Air Policy

Federal Perspectives on Nuclear Power

Moderator:

  • Sue Gander, division director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Brad Williams, senior advisor, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • J. Arnold (Arnie) Quinn, director, Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 

March 31, 2017

Advanced Nuclear Technologies: What’s Coming Down the Pipeline

Moderator:

Speakers:

State and Federal Actions to Explore Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Moderator:

  • Andrew Kambour, program director, Environment, Energy & Transportation Division, NGA Center

Speakers:

  • Dr. Laura Nelson, director, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development
  • Mike Goff, senior technical advisor, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy/Idaho National Laboratory
  • John Monninger, director, Division of Safety Systems, Risk Assessment and Advanced Reactors, Office of New Reactors, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick, deputy director, Clean Energy Program, Third Way

Bridging the Gap between Existing and New Reactor Technologies

Speakers:

  • Ronny Just, governmental relations manager, Georgia Power