Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE/MP Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Southern Nuclear: A Bright Future

Speaker:

Mr. John Williams

Affiliation:

Southern Nuclear Operating Company

When:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47 (3rd Flr)

Host:

Farzad
Rahnema
404-894-3731

Abstract

By 2030, electricity demand is projected to increase 27 percent in the Southeast. Additionally, current and pending legislation and environmental standards are impacting electricity generation fueled by fossil fuels. We're planning the future of electricity generation that can maintain reliable and affordable supplies of electricity in the Southeast. Building new generating plants will be essential to meeting this goal. The most cost-effective, reliable and environmentally responsible fuel source today for large-scale, baseload generation of electricity is nuclear. Today, Southern Nuclear is expanding its fleet with two new units at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro, GA. Vogtle Units 3 and 4 are moving through the licensing process and initial construction phases. Vogtle Units 3 and 4 will be among the first new nuclear units built in the U.S. in the last three decades. The presentation will provide an overview of Southern Nuclear and Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4, the technology involved in the Westinghouse AP1000 and the challenges ahead in the design and operation of the new units.


Biography

Jane Wagner (co-presenter) is a Nuclear Fuel Services Engineer for Southern Nuclear Operating Company. Janeís job functions include fuel supply planning, procurement, fuel cost amortization, budgeting and vendor oversight. Jane earned her Bachelorís degree in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has more than 4 years of experience in the nuclear industry. John Williams is the Nuclear Fuel Supply Supervisor for Southern Nuclear Operating Company. John is responsible for the planning and procurement of the nuclear fuel to support the 8 units in the Southern Nuclear fleet. John earned his Bachelorís degree in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and has more than 12 years of experience in the nuclear industry.

Notes

Lunch will be provided.