Source: ETEC | Release | September 6, 2018

The East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) has announced that registration is live for all Nuclear Opportunities Week (NOW) events HERE. NOW, a weeklong series of networking, educational and business opportunities for those working in the nuclear industry, will kick off with ETEC’s Nuclear Supplier’s Workshop (NSW).

As part of the NSW’s one-day conference, John Kotek, Vice President with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), will lead a session focused on Nuclear Power Generation Outlook. Additionally, NEI has put together and will be moderating a panel on supply chain development for SMRs and Advanced Reactor Needs. The panel will include representatives from NuScale Power, X Energy, TerraPower, and Oklo.

The NSW will also feature several other fascinating panels including one on what utilities need, as well as another on the role advanced manufacturing has in the nuclear industry supply chain. Officials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Huntington Ingalls, BWXT and Knoxville-based AMS will participate on these panels. There will also be keynote presentation by Adam DeMella, member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Energy & Water Development Subcommittee, among others. The full NSW agenda is available online HERE.

Sponsors/exhibitors to date include: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Centrus Energy, The University of Tennessee, The Ingram Group, NEI, MS Technology, Inc., MillenniTek, LLC, Teledyne Brown Engineering, and Navarro Research and Engineering. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Click here for more information.

NOW will be held during the week of October 2-5, 2018 and will feature the following events:

  • October 2: ETEC hosts the NSW, a one-day conference held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
  • October 2-4: ETEBA, Energy Technology and Environmental Business Association, hosts their annual Business Opportunities and Technical Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center.
  • October 3-4: ORNL hosts the fourth annual Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) Workshop: Creating a Self-Supporting Economy of Ideas and Applications for MSRs.
  • October 5: As part of their regular Friday meeting series, ETEC’s meeting will be in conjunction with a morning of special nuclear security programming planned by the CNS team at the Y-12 Nuclear Security Complex at the New Hope Center.
  • October 5: DOE, UCOR, UT & ETEC will host one of the Millennial Nuclear Caucuses at the New Hope Center at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

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About the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC)
ETEC is an independent, regional, non-profit membership organization dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions in Oak Ridge and East Tennessee as well as encouraging new opportunities to fully utilize the highly-skilled talent, cutting-edge technologies and unique facilities that make up the federal reservation. ETEC works in strong partnership with federal contractors, Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration representatives, state officials, small businesses, and other local economic development organizations to seek new ways to use federal investments in science and security to create prosperity, promote regional development, and explore opportunities for growth.  For more information, visit