Event Date/Time: Dec 10, 2001
End Date/Time: Dec 11, 2001
CBI's 3rd Annual Conference The Renaissance of Nuclear Power Optimize Generation Output, Explore License Renewal and the Outlook for Building New Plants December 10-11, 2001 ** Chicago Palmer House Hilton. The nuclear industry is at a turning point. Latest prognoses assert that the demand for energy in the US will increase 32 % by the year 2020. With a share of 20%, nuclear power is the second-largest source of electricity generation and due to volatile natural gas prices costs of generation match up to the costs of generation by other sources. Therefore, nuclear power is becoming one of the prime choices for meeting future electric supply needs. This conference addresses the crucial factors determining the nuclear power industry and brings together the leading players within the industry to discuss and shape the future for nuclear power. It examines emerging opportunities that the nuclear industry currently predicts. Highlights are the impact of a changing political landscape and regulations, the advent of a new competitive situation, optimizing generation output, license renewal, commercial viability and the outlook for building new plants. Hear the Keynote Opening Address --"Nuclear's New Day -- How Today's Top Performance Is Opening A Bright Future" presented by C. Randy Hutchinson, Senior Vice President, Nuclear Business Development, Entergy Nuclear. Don't Miss the Special Featured Presentation -- "The Pebble-Bed-Modular-Reactor -- Opportunities, Risks and Rewards" by Corbin A. McNeill, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, Exelon Corporation.