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Operations & Power Division

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  1. Operations & Power Division 2013 Presentation to the Board of Directors Washington, D.C. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

  2. OPD Mission The advancement of science and engineering related to: • The dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. • Power plants, research and test reactors, and other nuclear facilities, including but not limited to design, construction, economics, licensing, quality assurance, fuels, management, and public acceptance. • The safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities, including power reactors, research and test reactors, and other nuclear facilities, through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.

  3. OPD Governance • Officers: Chair: Mike Spellman Secretary: Art Wharton First Vice-Chair: Dick Cole Treasurer: Vince Gilbert Second Vice-Chair: Tom Remick Past-Chair: Stephanie Banker • Executive Committee:

  4. OPD Total Membership

  5. OPD Student Membership

  6. OPD Budget (Notes 1,2) Notes: 1. $86,729 spent in September for UWC relocation 2. $86,729 loaned to ANS National in September for UWC relocation

  7. OPD Planning • 1-year Tactical Plan – Maintained and updated in each EC Meeting • 5-year Strategic Plan – Update currently in progress • Succession planning: • 6-year rotation of officers • Treasurer elected each year • “Automatic” succession for other officers • 14 Additional At-large members on the Executive Committee for 3-year terms • OPD website is posted • Two newsletters published each year

  8. OPD Contributions to ANS • ANS Position Statements #14 Use of Nuclear Energy for the Production of Process Heat (Nov. 2003) #22 Creation of an Independent Entity to Manage U.S. Used Nuclear Fuel (Nov. 2009) #33 Licensing New Nuclear Plants (Nov. 2005) #51 Reactor Safety (June 2007) #56 The Need for Near-Term Deployment of New Nuclear Plants (June 2005) #60 Nuclear Energy for Hydrogen Generation (June 2003) #62 Use of Nuclear Energy for Desalination (March 2005) #75 The Need for Deployment of the Next Generation Nuclear Power Project (March 2005)

  9. OPD Contributions to ANS • Society Leadership • OPD Executive Committee meets at both National Meetings • OPD Maintains Active Liaisons with ANS National Committees • Bylaws and Rules Committee (OPD Chair) • Honors and Awards Committee (OPD Chair) • Professional Divisions Committee (OPD Chair is an at-large member) • Public Information (Executive Committee Member) • Membership (OPD Secretary) • Local Sections (Executive Committee Member) • Planning (Art Wharton) • Public Policy (Art Wharton)

  10. OPD Service to Membership • Peer Recognition/Awards • Walter H. Zinn Award (1976) • 2013 Loyd Wright (SCE-Retired) • 2012 None (Limited nominations submitted) • 2011 Edward (Ted) L. Quinn (Technology Resources) • 2010 None (Limited nominations submitted) • 2009Harold Denton • Utility Leadership Award (1994, National in 2005) • 2013 David Heler (APS) • 2012 Keith Moser (Exelon) • 2011 John McGaha (Entergy – Retired) • 2010 Mike Kansler (Entergy) • 2009 Amir Shahkarami (Exelon) • Utility Achievement Award (1994, National in 2005) • 2013 Dresden Nuclear Station • 2012 North Anna Power Station • 2011 Beaver Valley Nuclear Station Unit 1 • 2010 Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station • 2009 Fort Calhoun Station South Texas Project • Best Session Awards • Best Paper Awards

  11. OPD Service to Membership Scholarships UPDATE NEEDED

  12. OPD Service to Membership • Student Support • Provided financial support annually for multiple student interns to participate in the Utility Working Conferences • Provide annual financial contributions to Student Conferences • Provide annual contributions for student travel to the ANS National Meetings

  13. OPD Meeting Participation • Two National Meetings per year • Multiple Paper & Panel Sessions at each meeting • Class I, II, and II Topical Meetings • UWC (Class I every August at Amelia Island, FL) (1) (1) Moved back from Westin Resort Hotel in Hollywood, FL beginning in 2014 • ICAPP (International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants; Class III in even years, Class IV in odd years) • 1st SMR Embedded Topical – 2011 • 2nd SMR Embedded Topical - 2013

  14. 2013 OPD Metrics and Measures

  15. Areas of Success • Broad participation of OPD Members throughout the Society and Committees • Utility Working Conference (4-year growth to major meeting) • ICAPP • Scholarships • Student Support (conferences and travel) • Awards (UWC and National technical sessions) • Support for SMRs

  16. Future Focus Areas • Maintain the Utility Working Conference as the premiere topical meeting for utility participation. • Create alignment with the new ANS Strategic Plan’s Mission Imperatives • Continued Student Support and engagement • Utility Involvement in ANS (major program initiative) • Continue to evaluate appropriate uses for OPD funds. • Complete several strategic improvement projects in 2014 budget cycle