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May 4

ECA: Engaging Energy Communities in Advanced Nuclear Demonstration Projects

May 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Register for ECA’s Upcoming Webinar: “Engaging Energy Communities in Advanced Nuclear Demonstration Projects” on May 4th

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As part of the New Nuclear Initiative series, ECA is hosting a webinar, “Engaging Energy Communities in Advanced Nuclear Demonstration Projects” on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 12:00 pm EDT to 3:15 pm EDT.  Discussion will focus on the role for local governments as potential hosts for new nuclear demonstration projects. Keynote speakers include Ashley Finan, Director of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) and Christine King, Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) Initiative.

ECA’s New Nuclear Initiative aims to help communities knowledgeable about – and in many ways driven by – the nuclear missions they already host, be an integral part of the nuclear future.  ECA members want to be meaningfully engaged – and prepared – to match their communities’ strengths, unique experiences and resources (i.e., skilled workforce, relationships with DOE/national laboratories, community colleges and contractors) to best support advanced nuclear and decarbonization goals, and build future economic development opportunities.  Through this series of educational webinars, ECA is helping to facilitate interaction with policymakers at the federal, state and local level, economic development entities, regulators and developers.

Please find below the draft agenda and registration link. Please contact ECA Program Manager MacKenzie Kerr at with any questions.

We look forward to your participation.

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm


Ron Woody, ECA Chair, and Kara Colton, ECA Director of Nuclear Policy


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

The Role for Communities in Demonstrating Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Facilitator: Mayor Rebecca Casper, City of Idaho Falls, ID

Ashley Finan, Director, National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC)

Christine King, Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)


1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Creating Opportunities for Nuclear Development

Jason Herbert, Director of Government Affairs and Advanced Reactor Communications, Energy Northwest


2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

What to Expect: A History of Federal Demonstration Projects

David Hart, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

What to Consider: The Nuclear Developer’s Perspective


3:15 pm


 Register Here!


May 4, 2021
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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