August 21, 2018


New Canadian Nuclear Safety Commision President & NRC Commissioner 

Featured at U.S.-Canada Nuclear Energy Exchange


60+-company U.S.-Canada industry delegation joins leadership summit


Newly appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)  Rumina Velshi and the recently U.S. Senate-confirmed Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Commissioner David Wright will provide a featured regulatory and safety keynote at a U.S.-Canada nuclear energy leadership summit on August 28-29 in Toronto.


The by-invitation Summit is sponsored by Ready4Nuclear under the auspices of the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council and in conjunction with the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries.


Ms. Velshi is a former Ontario Hydro and Ontario Power Generation executive -- and has served as a Board member on the Ontario Energy Board.  Commissioner Wright served as Chairman of the South Carolina Public Service Commission and as President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.


Featured Summit speakers include U.S. Department of Energy senior advisor Suzanne Jaworowski; Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols; Natural Resources Canada Nuclear Division Director Diane Cameron; Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear Director Dr. Rita Baranwal as well as top Canadian and U.S. industry executives including President and CEO of Ontario Power Jeffrey Lyash; President and CEO of Bruce Power Michael Rencheck; Pillsbury energy group leader Jeffrey Merrifield, a former U.S. NRC Commissioner; GE Hitachi Executive Vice President Jon Ball; and NuScale Power Vice President Jack Bailey.


More than 60 leading U.S. and Canada companies have been named to industry delegations for the Summit.  Special Event and Leadership sponsors include: Gowling WLG; E.S. Fox Limited; Canadian Nuclear Laboratories; and Idaho National Laboratory.


Featured bilateral discussions include: current fleet; new build; licensing; supply chain and advanced manufacturing; backend of the fuel cycle initiatives; and the market, policy and political landscape.


"This event demonstrates the resilient spirit and importance of cross-border nuclear energy industry collaboration during these challenging times for international trade," said the organizing business consortiums.


For more information on the Ready4Nuclear U.S.-Canada Nuclear Energy Leadership Summit visit



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