Nearly 15 per cent of Canada’s electricity is generated by nuclear technology. Small modular reactor technologies could be the future of this industry.
Canada’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Action Plan was recently released by the Government of Canada in partnership with universities, provinces and territories, utilities and the community. The Government of Alberta and Alberta Innovates are signatories to this action plan. Alberta’s chapter can be found on the action plan website.
Alberta Innovates is presenting the Small Modular Reactor Learning Series as an opportunity to learn about new nuclear technology, the national action plan, safety and regulations, innovation in Canada’s nuclear industry and to better understand the latest technology supply chain.
This four-part virtual webinar series is open to anyone who wants to learn about these topics. Please forward this email to other people who may be interested.
This event will take place over four consecutive Tuesdays. You may register for any number of sessions after clicking on Select a Date.
The dates and details of each event are as follows:
Feb. 16 – Small Modular Reactors 101, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MST
Diane Cameron, Director, Nuclear Energy Division, Natural Resources Canada: The Action Plan has been launched. Who has participated and what kinds of opportunities will be available in Canada?
John Gorman, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Association: An overview of SMRs, different technology categories and different applications.
Marcel de Vos, Senior Project Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission: An overview of safety and regulations for SMR technologies. What are the review processes that new technologies undergo in Canada?
Feb. 23 – Bright Spots, Innovation and Provincial Collaboration, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MST
Brett Plummer, Vice President Nuclear and Chief Nuclear Officer, NB Power
Bill Breckenridge, Assistant Deputy Minister for Energy and Mining, New Brunswick Department of Energy and Mines.
Dr. John Root, Executive Director, Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, Inc.
Dr. Gina L. Strati, Head of Directorate (Acting) Advanced Reactors, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Eric McGoey, Director, Remote Generation Development Ontario Power Generation
Hélène M.E. de Beer, MA, MPP, Director, Small Modular Reactors, Climate Change Branch, Ministry of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan
March 2 – Let’s Talk Tech – A Deep Dive on SMR Technologies, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST
Moderator: Maureen Kolla, Acting Executive Director, Clean Technology, Alberta Innovates
Ron Oberth – President & CEO, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
Simon Newton, Corporate Development Director, Moltex Energy
Norman Sawyer, President, ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc.
Dom Claudio, Director of Sales, NuScale Power
TBD, GE Power
Katherine Moshonas Cole, President, X-Energy
Simon Irish, CEO of Terrestrial Energy
Ken Darlington, USNC Power
Mike Valore, Senior Director of Advanced Reactors Commercialization, Westinghouse Electric Canada
Chris White, Director of External Affairs, U-Battery
March 9 – Let’s Talk Community – and Connect with Stakeholders, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MST
Maureen Kolla – Alberta Innovates
Alison Cretney – Managing Director, Energy Futures Lab
Chelsie Klassen – Global Director, Community and Indigenous Engagement, Hatch
Desiree Norwegian, CPA, CMA, Specialist on Indigenous Engagement for a Clean Energy Future