Distinguished speakers from an international arena will give their view on the flexibility potential of nuclear power and its stabilizing characteristics for the benefit of the transmission system. For some countries flexible nuclear operations will play an important role in decarbonization scenarios where nuclear power may act as dispatchable backup in combination with weather-dependent power sources.
In France a large part of the nuclear power fleet is operating in flexible mode already today. What is the outlook for the Nordic nuclear power fleet?
January 23, 18.00-22.00: Keynote speach and conference dinner at the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.
January 24, 8.30-16.30: Seminar held at Vattenfall headquarters in Solna, Stockholm.
Part 1: Opportunities, challenges and experiences
Increasing Incitation for Non-Baseload Operation of Nuclear Power Plants: IAEA’s Observations
Dr Ness Kilic, IAEA
Foratom’s view on flexible nuclear power
Yves Desbazeille, Foratom
Nuclear Power Plant flexibility at EDF : 30 years of experience
Patrick Morilhat, EdF
Flexibility in Operation : increase safety and profitability – Framatome’s worldwide solutions
Thibaut Gain, Framatome
Part 2: The role of nuclear power – Global view
Why we need a low-carbon dispatchable energy technology
Dr Jesse Jenkins, Harvard (by video)
What are the key challenges for nuclear and how to address them
Prof. Jacopo Buongiorno, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panel: Flexible nuclear operations – A possibility or an uncomfortable necessity?
Speakers from IAEA, EdF, Foratom, Framatome, MIT
Part 3: Outlook for the Nordics
Risks and challenges – results from study
Seppo Hänninen, VTT
The role of nuclear power in the Swedish power system
Maja Lundbäck, Svenska Kraftnät
Flexible nuclear power and ancillary services
Johan Svenningsson, Uniper
Flexibility – yesterday, today and tomorrow
Mats Ladeborn, Vattenfall
Panel: What is the role of Nordic nuclear power the coming decades?
Speakers from IAEA, MIT, Svk, Vattenfall, VTT