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Join us for an electrifying exploration of the future of nuclear energy in our upcoming webinar series, "Nuclear Energy Unveiled: Gen III+, Microreactors, and Gen IV Reactors." This webinar will focus on the Gen IV Reactors.

Nuclear energy, a proven, clean, and reliable energy source, is experiencing a resurgence of interest and enthusiasm commensurate with a global push towards decarbonization. However, the path to embracing nuclear power as a sustainable solution has been a journey spanning over 60 years. As Georgia Power and Southern Company have demonstrated with the completion of Vogtle Unit 3 and the imminent finish of Unit 4, the viability and potential of new nuclear energy in our evolving clean energy landscape has been confirmed and the push affirmed towards the next new nuclear solution.

At POWER Magazine, we are thrilled to present a comprehensive series of webinars that will explore the intricate world of nuclear reactors, their diverse options, and the pros and cons associated with each technology. Our series begins with an in-depth look at Gen III+ reactors, followed by a deep dive into Microreactors, and concludes with highly anticipated updates on Gen IV Reactors.

Here's what you can expect from our thought-provoking webinars:

1. Gen III+ Reactors Unveiled: We'll start our journey by comparing the groundbreaking Gigawatt designs to their smaller derivative versions. Discover the advancements in Gen III+ reactors and how they align with the increasing clean energy demands of today.
2. Meeting the Clean Energy Challenge: Explore the pivotal role of Gen III+ reactors in addressing the pressing clean energy needs of our time. Learn where and how these reactors are poised to make a significant impact.
3. Gen IV Reactors and Spent Fuel: Dive into the world of Gen IV reactors and the future opportunities they unlock for high-temperature industrial heat applications and efficient utilization of spent fuel. Understand the potential of this revolutionary technology in enhancing sustainability and enabling industrial decarbonization.
4. Accelerating Construction Time: Delve into the innovative solutions that our experts are implementing to expedite the construction process of nuclear reactors. Discover how we are paving the way for quicker, more efficient deployment.
5. Microreactors: Shaping the Future: Uncover the strategic placement of Microreactors within our clean energy blueprint. Explore their unique applications and the exciting possibilities they offer.

Our webinar series promises to be a dynamic and informative exploration of the nuclear energy landscape, featuring experts at the forefront of innovation. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and engage in discussions that will shape the future of clean energy. Join us as we embark on a journey towards a brighter and more sustainable energy future with nuclear power at its core.

When: Thursday, June 20, 2024 · 3:00 p.m. · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Executive Editor, POWER magazine
Aaron Larson joined the POWER team in September 2013 as an associate editor and was named executive editor in 2017. Aaron has a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering technology and a master’s degree, specializing in finance. He spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy nuclear power program, advancing to Chief Petty Officer. He has worked at commercial nuclear, biomass, and coal-fired power plants, functioning in operations, maintenance, safety, financial, and management capacities. Aaron holds a Chief A Engineer boiler operator license in the state of Minnesota.
Webinar hosting presenter
Business Development Manager, Advanced Energy Systems Research and Development
Ben Carmichael is part of the Advanced Energy Systems team at Southern Company Research and Development, where he works as a Business Development Manager to establish the national and international collaborations that support Southern Company’s advanced energy systems development programs. Ben joined Southern Company in 2006 and has had a variety of opportunities across Southern Company affiliates, including engineering roles in both Southern Company Fleet Operations and Generation Planning and Development, managing the nuclear fuel procurement program for Southern Nuclear Operating Company, and managing new nuclear development opportunities for Southern Nuclear Development, LLC. Ben holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science of Civil Engineering from Auburn University, a Masters of Engineering in sustainability from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Professional Engineer license in the State of Alabama.
Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President of Global Business Development at X-energy
As Vice President of Global Business Development, Dr. Reinke leads the Business Development organization at X-energy and is responsible for end-to-end commercial reactor business development and sales – strategy and marketing, analytics, organizational management, customer relationship development, contract negotiations, capture management, and early-phase project management.
Dr. Reinke is an energy executive with expertise in science and innovation, clean energy technology development, industries of the future, nuclear systems, critical minerals and materials, space science and technology, and the nexus of energy security and national security. His policy development and implementation experience spans both the legislative and executive branches.
Dr. Reinke originally joined X-energy as the Senior Director for Corporate Strategy and Advisor to the CEO, leading long-term strategic planning for the company and supporting key functions ranging from business planning to business development, and strategic partnerships to strategic supplier relations. He also oversaw that corporate communications organization and supported X-energy’s capital planning and government engagement.
Prior to joining X-energy, Dr. Reinke served as the Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy of the Department of Energy (DOE). As the senior policy advisor to the Secretary, he spearheaded high-priority energy initiatives and led an interdisciplinary team of experts in crafting long-term, cross-cutting DOE strategies. Before moving to DOE, Dr. Reinke served as majority professional staff on the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, where he led departmental oversight and development of law spanning a range of energy issues including technology development, batteries and grid storage, workforce, microgrids and integrated energy systems, nuclear energy, and university R&D. He first joined the ENR team as the 2016 American Nuclear Society Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Fellow. As the chief architect of legislation and strategies in these roles, Dr. Reinke has worked with researchers and innovators across economic sectors.
Dr. Reinke holds his Ph.D. and M.S. in nuclear engineering, as well as his B.S. in physics and French from the Ohio State University, where he was a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow and a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Fellow. His graduate studies included radiation damage in advanced materials for space applications and the development and characterization of high-temperature radiation detectors for nuclear safeguards in molten salt reprocessing environments. His research experiences also include studying the cultural and political context of the development of the French nuclear program and serving as a research assistant in a High Energy-Density Physics laser research group.

Webinar hosting presenter
Vice President of Business Development & Finance for Kairos Power
Jeffrey Olson is the Vice President of Business Development
& Finance for Kairos Power, and has over 10 years of
experience managing strategic growth initiatives for energy
technology companies to develop, scale and manage their
businesses. Prior to his direct engagement in the early stage
energy sector, Mr. Olson spent the first half of his career in
management consulting advising Fortune 500 companies on
business growth and systems development.
Prior to joining Kairos Power, Mr. Olson led strategic
partnership development and commercial operations at the
artificial intelligence energy storage provider, Stem, Inc.,
as the company’s Vice President of Partner Operations. Mr.
Olson joined Stem from the fuel cell sector in his roles in
corporate finance and international business development with
Bloom Energy. Mr. Olson also served as an executive with
Accenture’s Strategy Group where he was a founding member
of Accenture’s Global Sustainability Practice.
Mr. Olson graduated from the University of California,
Berkeley with an MBA and a Certificate in Engineering &
Business for Sustainability. He received his B.A. in Economics
from St. Olaf College.