Mindfirst is hosting an exciting event to discuss Nuclear Power in Ontario. With the upcoming refurbishment project at the Darlington Nuclear Plant, there will be significant work to be done. The decisions taken today will impact future generations.
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On April 24 the topic “Nuclear Power: The Case For Refurbishment” will be deliberated by a group of senior industry professionals, financiers, executives, regulators, stakeholders and policymakers. Given the high capital requirements, lengthy execution times and commercial risks of nuclear power projects it is important to have appropriate allocation of commercial and operating risks. Speakers will cover the following topics:
1. The Importance of Nuclear Refurbishment for the Energy Mix – Amir Shalaby and Andrew Pietrewicz from OPA
2. Technical and Logistical Challenges of Refurbishment – Deitmar Reiner of OPG will talk about what OPG is doing to ensure future refurbishment projects are on time and on budget.
3. Regulatory Issues and Compliance – Greg Rzentkowski, Director General of Power Reactors Regulations, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)
4. Financing Refurbishment – Peter Fraser, Managing Director, Regulatory Policy, Ontario Energy Board (OEB) discusses OEB’s recent report on Incentive Rates for Ontario Power Generation.
Confirmed participants include Andrew Pietrewicz from Ontario Power Authority (OPA), Paul Acchione, Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Task Force on Energy, Deitmar Reiner of OPG Darlington Refurbishment and Ron Oberth, President of Organization of Candu Industrires. A collaborative discussion including a broad range of stakeholders groups is encouraged.
Moderator: Henry Vehovec, P. Eng., MBA, ICD.D | President, Mindfirst Inc. | Lecturer, Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems, University of Toronto Centre for Global Engineering | Investment Committee Member, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, www.sdtc.ca
Mindfirst (M1) is the organizer of the Mindfirst Energy Seminar series of private energy seminar lunches at Bennett Jones. These events are conducted under Chatham House Rule to respect speaker confidentiality.