September 2016 Technical Society Program

30 Sep

On September 12, 2016. The speaker will be Dan Stout, Senior Manager, Small Modular Reactors (SMR), Tennessee Valley Authority. The title of Mr. Stout’s presentation will be “Small Modular Reactors: Challenges and Path Forward”(PDH).

TVA is considering additional nuclear reactors as part of their future power options. This presentation will be valuable to anyone who is concerned with the future of our planet. The earth will stop emitting CO2 from burning fossil fuels into the atmosphere in the near future. How soon will TVA stop burning fossil fuels? What part will nuclear energy play in the future? What are the plans and studies of one of the largest power producers in the world?
Dan Stout is responsible for nuclear project development including managing the scope, schedule, budget and business planning associated with licensing and potentially deploying SMRs at TVA’s Clinch River Site in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Mr. Stout has over 29 years of experience in the nuclear energy sector.  He joined the TVA in 2009 and became responsible for TVA’s SMR program in 2012.
Prior to TVA, Mr. Stout served as Director, Nuclear Fuel Recycling at the Department of Energy where he was responsible for planning and policy development regarding nuclear fuel recycling.  From 1991 to 2006, Mr. Stout worked in the uranium enrichment industry predominantly at USEC Inc., with responsibility for R&D, engineering, and licensing of advanced uranium enrichment technologies and facilities.
From 1985-1991 Mr. Stout served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer.  He also served in the Naval Reserves in the Naval Special Warfare community from 1991-2007, retiring as a Commander. Mr. Stout graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1985.  He received his Masters Degree in Engineering Management from the National Technological University in 1997.

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