Panel Three: Energy Technology of Tomorrow – and how can Government foster that innovation?
|September 30th, 2014|
|2:00 pm – 3:00 pm|
|Location: 1100 New York Avenue, NW 7th Floor, West Tower|
Join ASP and our panelists in a discussion about the next generation of energy technology and climate policy.
Scientists at research universities, private companies and national laboratories around the nation are making great strides in engineering new ways to generate energy. Nuclear power, in particular, could be poised to make a comeback. However, private investors balk at funding development of untried technologies.
The government has an important role to play in bridging the gap to commercialization. Our panelists will discuss the chances of break-out designs in non-carbon based energy, the ways in which the government has already played a part, and how science can work with industry and policymakers to further diversify America’s energy mix.
Moderator: William Freebairn
William Freebairn is managing editor of Platts Nucleonics Week, a newsletter covering the global nuclear energy industry. He covers reactor safety and licensing issues, with special attention to construction and financing of new nuclear plants in the US. Prior to Platts, he worked for Bloomberg News covering Latin American markets, and before that held numerous positions at a daily newspaper in Massachusetts.
Panelist: Mark Haynes
Mark is currently President of Concordia Power, a small consulting firm focused on strategic services and implementation in energy and the environment with an emphasis on advanced fission and fusion energy development.
Mark formed Concordia Power after serving for over 14 years as a Vice President for General Atomics where his chief responsibilities and accomplishments were in the areas of advanced fission, fusion and the nuclear fuel cycle. He also served 5 years with Fluor Corporation and for 8 years as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Panelist: Jack A. Bailey
Jack joined NuScale Power in May 2014 in his current position. From August 2012 until April 2014, worked with Generation mPower supporting North America project and business development. From 1997-2012 worked for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Responsible for TVA’s New Nuclear development efforts until 2012, including AP1000 and SMRs. Prior to heading up new nuclear development, ran TVA’s Power Supply Planning Group and prior to that was the TVA’s VP of Nuclear Engineering and Technical Services. From 1989-1997 held various positions at Arizona Public Service’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station including VP of Engineering and VP of Technical Support. From 1982-1989 held various positions at Virginia Power’s Surry Nuclear Plant, the last one being the Superintendent of Operations
Panelist: Keith Bradley
As Program Leader and Senior Technical Advisor for national and global security programs, Keith works with scientists, engineers, and managers within Energy Engineering & Systems Analysis (EESA) and across the laboratory to formulate and execute a strategic future in national and global security programs.
Previously, Keith was a physicist and technical director in the Nuclear Engineering Division, managing a complex-wide program in advanced modeling and simulation for U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. He has nearly 30 years of experience in national security and advanced nuclear energy research and development, with particular emphasis on nuclear capabilities and threats.
Keith has worked at Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories, studying the physics of nuclear weapons, technology development for nuclear nonproliferation, and R&D to advance and protect civilian nuclear fuel cycles. He has received two DOE Defense Programs Awards of Excellence.
Keith has written many peer-reviewed publications in both unclassified and classified journals and proceedings. He holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and a Ph.D., all in plasma physics and all from the University of California, Davis.
Conference Details : What’s Next? Fostering the Next Generation of Energy Security Conference