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Next steps for the UK nuclear sector - policy developments, financing and investment, industry priorities, AMR and SMR innovation and deployment

Morning, Friday, 17th June 2022


This conference focuses on priorities for developing the UK nuclear sector - including finance and investment across the nuclear industry, as well as looking at innovation, AMR and SMR design developments and new builds.


It will be a timely opportunity to discuss The Nuclear Financing Bill which is currently progressing through parliament - and also follows the British Energy Security Strategy which outlines plans for building up to eight new nuclear reactors to reduce the UK’s exposure to volatile global gas prices.


Areas for discussion include:

  • innovation - and further SMR and AMR deployment across the UK
  • energy security - national security, and wider legal and regulatory issues
  • taxonomy - how nuclear is classified alongside other technologies in the UK
  • energy security - the role of nuclear in mitigating market and consumer price volatility for the UK
  • wider impact - the nuclear industry’s role in supporting job creation and skills development

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Declan Burke, Director, Nuclear Projects and Developments, BEIS; Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association; Julia Pyke, Director of Finance and Economic Regulation, Sizewell C; and Tom Samson, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce SMR.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from BEIS;  DIT; DfT; GLD;  NIRO; The Planning Inspectorate; UKSA; DAERA, NI; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Lords.



Keynote Speakers

Declan Burke

Director, Nuclear Projects and Developments, BEIS

Julia Pyke

Director of Finance and Economic Regulation, Sizewell C

Tom Samson

Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce SMR

Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association

Keynote Speakers

Declan Burke

Director, Nuclear Projects and Developments, BEIS

Julia Pyke

Director of Finance and Economic Regulation, Sizewell C

Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association

Tom Samson

Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce SMR

Chairs

Virginia Crosbie MP

Co-Chair, Nuclear Delivery Group; Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy; and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Small Modular Reactors

Charlotte Nichols MP

Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Nuclear Energy

Speakers

Jasbir Sidhu

President, The Nuclear Institute; and Director, Corporate Risk Associates

Professor Nawal Prinja

Technology Director, Jacobs Clean Energy; and UK Representative, Senior Industry Advisory Panel of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF)

Darryl Murphy

Managing Director, Infrastructure, Aviva Investors

Guy Buckenham

Head of Strategic and Emerging Markets Policy, EDF Energy

Ian Salter

Partner, Burges Salmon

Professor Ian Farnan

Chair, Cambridge Nuclear Energy Centre

Fiona Reilly

Managing Director, FiRe Energy; Strategic Advisory Board Member, Nuclear Industry Association; UK Representative and Co-Chair, Energy Management Working Group for the Generation IV International Forum

Dr Philip Rogers

Technology Leader, Hydrogen, National Nuclear Laboratory

Candida Whitmill

Managing Director, Penultimate Power UK

Simon Newton

Chief Commercial Officer, Moltex Energy