NNC2021

New Nuclear Capital 

December 8-9, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Each Day | Virtual Event

Detailed Advance Agenda

 

Day 1 December 8, 2021 

10:00 AM - Welcome

 

The Honorable Bud Albright

President & CEO

U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

10:10 AM - Keynote Address

 

The Honorable William Magwood, IV

Director-General

The Nuclear Energy Agency

10:40 AM - Setting the Geopolitical Framework

Providing a high-level perspective on the global landscape of geopolitical alliances and partnerships.

 

Dr. Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu

Founder & CEO

Magpie Advisory 

11:15 AM - Opportunities in Global Financial Markets

A strategic (foundational) overview of how global financial markets are viewing investments in nuclear energy. Why investments in nuclear energy need to be viewed differently. The financial business case for investing in nuclear deployment. The impact of global and regional ESG mandates and net-zero initiatives on the business case for nuclear.

 

Mr. Will Fork - Moderator/ Speaker

Partner

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman                                       

 

The Honorable Paul Dabbar

Chairman and CEO

Bohr Quantum Technologies

 

Mr. Andrew Paterson

Managing Principal - Energy

Environmental Business International       

    

11:50 AM - Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Private Financing:

The future for large-scale deployment of new reactors will depend on the availability of private financing and the willingness of the financial community to support these investments. Leaders in the private sector energy financing community will share their thoughts on the financing of nuclear projects, whether we are on the right track, and what we as an industry can do to make financing these projects attractive.

 

Mr. Jeremy Harrell - Moderator

Managing Director - Policy 

ClearPath

 

Mr. James Schaefer

Senior Managing Director

Guggenheim Partners

 

Mr. David Dal Bello

Managing Director

RBC Capital Markets

 

Mr. Ryan Nielson

Investment Banking Associate

Citi Clean Energy Transition Group

 

Mr. Richard Youngman

CEO

Cleantech Group

 

Ms. Valerie Gardner

Managing Partner 

Nucleation Capital

1:20 PM - Lunch and Spotlight Presentations

1:50 PM - Case Study: Moltex Crowdsourcing Initiative

 

Mr. Paddy Aling

Chief Financial Officer

Moltex Energy

2:10 PM - CFO Roundtable Panel I:

Roundtable panel discussions by reactor vendor CFOs on what actions are needed to assure capital for deployment? What are the most attractive sources of capital?

 

Ms. Kimberly Johnston – Moderator 

EY Partner – US Energy Transition Leader

Ernst & Young LLP

 

Mr. Canon Bryan

Chief Financial Officer

Terrestrial Energy

 

Mr. Chris Colbert

Chief Financial Officer

NuScale Power

2:55 PM - Due Diligence for Advanced Nuclear Technology Companies: A Guide for Potential Investors

 

Mr. Stephen Greene

Consultant

Nuclear Innovation Alliance            

                   

3:15 PM - NNSA Update/ U.S. Nuclear NEXUS

 

Mr. Jeffrey Chamberlin

Associate Assistant Deputy Administrator, Office of Material Management and Minimization

U.S. Department of Energy/ NNSA      

            

3:30 PM - Closing Remarks & Adjourn Day 1                              

 

 

 

Day 2 December 9, 2021

 

10:00 AM - Welcome & Day 1 Recap

 

The Honorable Bud Albright

President & CEO

U.S. Nuclear Industry Council

10:05 AM - Keynote Address

 

The Honorable Ernest Moniz

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

Founder & CEO, Energy Futures Initiative

Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer, NTI

10:40 AM - CFO Roundtable Panel II  

Roundtable panel discussions by reactor vendor CFOs on what actions are needed to assure capital for deployment? What are the most attractive sources of capital?

 

Mr. Paul Amico – Moderator 

Vice President; Practice Leader for 

International Power + Industrial

Jensen Hughes

 

Ms. Caroline Cochran

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Oklo Inc.

 

Mr. Jeffrey Olson

Vice President of Business Development & Finance

Kairos Power

 

Mr. James M. Wolf

Vice President – Finance

ARC Clean Energy

11:45 AM - Panel: Regional Market Opportunities

A global update on the most active regions and countries for nuclear investment today. The emergence of “new nuclear” countries. Market-specific tactics and financial tools. The impact of regional regulations and initiatives (e.g., EU taxonomy, COP26, ESG mandates, and net-zero initiatives).

 

Ms. Suzanne Jaworowski – Speaker/ Moderator       

Former Chair

International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation (IFNEC)

 

RDML Michael Hewitt (Ret.)

Co-Founder & CEO

IP3

Ms. Ranjani Sankaran 

Executive Director, Project & Export Finance – Africa 

Standard Chartered Bank

12:40 PM - Lunch and Spotlight Presentation

1:10 PM - End-User Perspectives and Priorities

The voices of the end-user. Real-world experiences and lessons learned by leading utilities and major corporate players. 

 

Mr. Chuck Tack

Vice President of Nuclear Operations

PacifiCorp

 

Mr. Robbie Aiken

Vice President Federal Affairs

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

Mr. Robin Manley

Vice President New Nuclear Division

Ontario Power Generation                                               

 

Mr. Andrei Radulescu

Specialist Engineer, Innovation & Development

Nuclearelectrica SNN (Romania)

2:00 PM - “Big Tech” End User (Meeting 2050 Net Zero Commitments)

 

Ms. Sydney McNiff Johnson – Moderator

President

Galena Strategies LLC

 

Mr. Adam Forni

Program Manager, 24x7 Carbon Free Energy Technologies

Google

 

Hon. Robert R. Hood

Vice President Government Affairs

Hyundai Motor Company

 

Mr. Fred Thiel

CEO

Marathon Digital Holdings      

                 

2:45 PM - Panel: US Government Support and Resources

The role of government in supporting and stimulating investment in nuclear deployment: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy (Loan Program Office), and the EXIM Bank.

 

Mr. Paul Murphy – Moderator 

President 

Murphy Energy & Infrastructure

 

Mr. Jigar Shah

Director, Loan Programs Office

U.S. Department of Energy 

 

Mr. Carl Kress

Regional Director, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia / East Asia

USTDA

 

Mr. Ashok Pasricha

Managing Director, Engineering and Environment Division

EXIM Bank

 

Mr. Jonathan Chesebro

Senior Nuclear Trade Specialist

Office of Energy & Environmental Industries

U.S. Department of Commerce| International Trade Administration

4:00 PM - Closing Remarks & Adjourn Day 2