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NERS Colloquium: Jennifer Uhle, US Nuclear Energy Institute

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Jennifer Uhle, PhD
Vice President of Generation and Suppliers
US Nuclear Energy Institute

Abstract: The nation’s energy grid is more diverse than it has ever been as the interest in clean energy and efforts to combat climate change have grown. Even as coal plants closed last year at a record pace, carbon emissions increased more than three percent, the second-largest increase in two decades. Nuclear energy can and should play a key role in addressing climate change. Nuclear energy provides about 20% of the electricity in the United States but approximately 60% of the clean energy. Other characteristics of nuclear energy can help address additional concerns of today, such as energy resiliency, energy security, and boosting the U.S.’s geopolitical influence. From an economic perspective, the nuclear energy industry provides a large source of skilled, high paying jobs and contributes approximately 60 billion dollars to the gross domestic product. The nuclear industry plays an important if not fully recognized role in our society. To preserve and sustain a robust nuclear energy industry, some of its attributes must be recognized by the energy market, and efforts underway have resulted in positive action at both the state and federal level. At every plant in the nation, efficiencies are being implemented and innovative technologies are being deployed to help maintain the safety of the plants while concurrently reducing costs. Attributes of the nuclear energy industry as well as industry-led initiative

Bio: Dr. Jennifer Uhle is Vice President of Generation and Suppliers at the Nuclear Energy Institute. Prior to joining NEI, Jennifer was the Director of Reactor Safety Programs at Jensen Hughes, a consulting company to the nuclear industry where she worked in the area of advanced reactors, thermal-hydraulics and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining JENSEN HUGHES, she served at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for 23 years in several positions including the Deputy Director of the Offices of Nuclear Regulatory Research and Nuclear Reactor Regulation and the Director of the Office of New Reactors. Jennifer obtained her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from MIT in 1991 and 1996, respectively, with a specialization in reactor systems and design. She served as the U.S. representative to the IAEA’s first fact finding mission to Fukushima in 2011. She has over 24 years of experience in the nuclear industry.
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Map Cooley Building - White Auditorium, G906

February 2019

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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