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IFNEC SMR Webinar Series - June 2020

Online - June 2, 2020


  • Webinar #1 – National Market Perspectives Regarding SMR Market Development – Emerging Countries Have a Conversation on Deployment

          Date: June 2, 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

Chaired by Shi Lishan, Deputy Director-General of the National Energy Administration of China & IFNEC Steering Group Vice-Chair.

Opening remarks by Suzanne Jaworowski, Senior Advisor. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy & IFNEC Steering Group Chair

Keynote by William D. Magwood, IV, Director-General, OECD NEA:

How SMR can Enhance Embarking Country Access to Nuclear

Panel discussions with: 

  • Prof. Kamal Araj - Vice Chairman & Commissioner for Nuclear Power Reactors, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission

          Jordan’s Nuclear Power Perspective for SMR Deployment

  • Erick Ohaga - Director, Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Development, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, Kenya

          SMR and Kenya grid appropriateness

  • Zbigniew Kubacki - Nuclear Energy Department, Ministry of Climate, Poland & IFNEC IDWG Co-Chair

          Polish approach to advanced nuclear technologies - SMR perspective

  • Kalev Kallemets - CEO and cofounder, Fermi Energia

          First EU SMR deployment: Estonia

Please find the presentations here. 

Please find the answers to all questions raised during this webinar here.


  • Webinar #2 – SMR Financing – Private and Public Options

          Date: June 9, 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

The second event of our SMR Webinar Series will be chaired by Kenji Totoki, Deputy Director-General for Nuclear Energy Policy at Cabinet Office - Japan & IFNEC Nuclear Supplier and Customer Countries Engagement Group Co-chair. 

Satoshi Mikita from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) will be moderating the panel discussion featuring: 

  • Jan Keppler - Senior Economist at OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

     Financing Nuclear New Build: Reducing Costs through Suitable Risk-Sharing between Private and Public Stakeholders 

  • Paul Murphy - Founder & Managing Director, Murphy Energy & Infrastructure Consulting, USA

          Financing an SMR Project:  Considerations from the Financial Community 

  • Yiming Li - General Manager Assistant of Credit Financing Department, CGN Finance Co., Ltd, China

          Financing Experience of the Taishan NPP Project 

  • Amjad Ghori – Managing Director, AGIAS Advisory Limited

          Government Support in the Design, Development, Financing and Deployment of SMRs:  The UK Experience

Please find the presentations here.

Please find the answers to all questions raised during this webinar here.


  • Webinar #3 – SMR Licensing: Sharing Experiences on Regulatory Collaboration

          Date: June 16, 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

Chaired by Mollie Johnson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Low Carbon Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

Opening remarks by William D. Magwood, IV, Director-General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

Global challenges of SMR licensing

Panel discussions with:

  • Greg Rzentkowski - Director of Nuclear Installation Safety Division, International Atomic Energy Agency

Regulation of Small Modular Reactors: Multilateral Cooperation Supported by the IAEA 

  • Hugh Robertson - Director General, Regulatory Improvement and Major Projects Management, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

CNSC Perspectives on Regulatory Collaboration 

  • Reno Alamsyah – Principal Regulator, Badan Pengawas Tenaga Nuklir (BAPETEN) 

Regulatory Infrastructure and Collaboration in Indonesia

  • Rachna Clavero - Deputy CEO, CANDU Owners Group (COG)

COG SMR Activities 

Please find the presentations here. 



  • Webinar #4 – SMR Vendor Forum – An Open Discussion with Global Vendors to Review Designs and Benefits

          Date: June 23, 2020, 14:00 – 16:00 CEST

Chaired by Prof. Kamal Araj, Vice Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, IFNEC Steering and Executive Committee Representative
Introductory remarks by Suzanne Jaworowski, Senior Advisor. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy & IFNEC Steering Group Chair
Featuring presentations from:
  • Mr. Jon Ball, Executive Vice-President. GE-Hitachi
“BWRX-300: Innovative, Cost-Competitive, and Ready for Deployment”
  • Prof. LI Fu, Deputy Chief Engineer of INET, Tsinghua University
“Chinese HTR Program”
  • Mr. Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Terrestrial Energy
“The IMSR® power plant – a resilient and cost-competitive clean energy alternative”
  • Mr. Rory O'Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer, Moltex Energy (North America)
“Moltex: An Overview and Update”
  • Mr. Thomas Mundy, Chief Commercial Officer, NuScale Power
“NuScale Power SMR Overview and Update”
  • Ms. Elena Pashina, Marketing Director, Rusatom Overseas
“Rosatom RITM series SMRs”
  • Mr. Alan Woods, Director, Strategy and Business Development, Rolls-Royce
“SMR in a decarbonised economy”
  • Dr. Han-Ok Kang, SMART Project Management Division, KAERI
“SMART development with validated technologies”
  • Dr. Eben Mulder, Chief Nuclear Officer, X-Energy
“Xe-100 Technology Overview”

Please find relevant information for this webinar available here. 

Please find the presentations here. 



  • Webinar #5 – Energy Synergy (nuclear and renewable) and Hybrid System

          Date: June 30, 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 CEST

This webinar session will be chaired by Tomaž Žagar, IFNEC RNFSWG co-chair, Slovenia

Opening remarks by Suzanne Jaworowski, Senior Advisor. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Nuclear Energy & IFNEC Steering Group Chair

Panel discussions with:

  • Danijel Levičar, Business Director, GEN energija, Slovenia

Experience with Operating 99 % CO2 free generation fleet of nuclear and hydro

  • Juan Pablo Ordoñez, Undersecretary of Energy Planning, Secretary of Energy, Argentina 

Energy Transitions and the Role of Nuclear Energy

  • Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Lead, Integrated Energy Systems, Idaho National Laboratory, USA

Integrated Energy Systems: Moving from Models to Reality with Near-Term Nuclear-Hydrogen Demonstration Projects

  • Kamil Tuček, EC Joint Research Centre, Petten, EU 

European research and initiatives on hybrid systems including cogeneration

  • Aiden Peakman, NNL, Chair of NEA ARFEM, UK

The role of advanced reactor systems in meeting future market needs

  • Hossam Gabbar, Ontario Tech University, Canada 

Implementation Strategies of Resilient Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems

Please find the presentations here. 




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