October 11, 2018
USNIC Advances U.S. Industry Outreach at Asian Nuclear Energy Summits
Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, October 1-3 San Francisco
India Nuclear Business Platform, October 9-10 Mumbai
"Sustaining and Advancing Nuclear" in the Pacific Rim and "Renaissance Expectations and Opportunities in India" were the themes of the 21st Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference (PBNC) and India Nuclear Business Platform held in San Francisco and Mumbai, respectively, in October.
The U.S. Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) served as a lead organizer of PBNC along with the American Nuclear Society, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and Pacific Nuclear Council. The Council moderated a Pan Asian plenary session on advanced nuclear featuring representatives from Japan, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. USNIC's Millennials for Nuclear also participated in a U.S. Department of Energy-led global Millennial Nuclear Caucus panel.
Speaking at the India Business Platform, USNIC Senior Fellow Dr. Vijay Sazawal, an India market expert, addressed "Success Factors in Enhancing Capacity and Capability of Local Supply Chain" and the nexus with American nuclear energy new build initiatives. The meeting's Nuclear Power Landscape theme also included economics, financing, nuclear liability, fuel cycle, regulatory and public perception issues and challenges. The USNIC serves on both the Asia and India Nuclear Business Platforms advisory committees.
Twenty-one nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 15,700 megawatts are currently under construction in India. There are nine nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction which are expected to be completed by the year 2024-25." According to the World Nuclear Association, there are about 130 operating nuclear power reactors in Asia, 35 under construction with firm plans to build an additional 70-80. The greatest growth in nuclear generation is expected in China where four Westinghouse AP1000 reactors are currently being deployed.
For information on the Pacific Basin Nuclear Conference, click here.
For information on the India Nuclear Business Platform, click here.
The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) is the leading U.S. business consortium advocate for new nuclear and promotion of the American supply chain globally. Composed of over 80 companies USNIC represents the "Who's Who" of the nuclear supply chain community, including key utility movers, technology developers, construction engineers, manufacturers and service providers. USNIC encompasses eight working groups and select task forces including a Manufacturing & Supply Chain Working Group. For more information visit www.usnic.org.