Status and Trends of our Nuclear Plants in the Region

Event Description


Deadline to Register:  Monday, October 16, 2017


As the wholesale energy markets are undergoing dramatic changes, come learn about the role nuclear energy plays in the Minnesota energy system. We are excited to have Pamela Forman Prochaska, Director of Nuclear Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy talk about the state of the nuclear industry. We will discuss the status of Minnesota’s nuclear facilities including the number of units and dispatchability (i.e., when a nuclear unit is dispatched etc.).  We will also discuss legal and policy issues regarding re-licensing, uprating, and expanding storage (i.e., all things involved in extending the life of a plant).  We will also discuss recent cases impacting the industry such as New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection v. NRC (3rd Cir. 2009) and San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace v. NRC (9th Cir. 2006) which affected the EIS process in general.  Also, the current status from a regulatory perspective of Monticello and Prairie Island (e.g., the life of Monticello was extended).  Lastly, whether Trump’s talk about re-visiting Yucca Mountain is real and what that means for the industry.

Please join us for lunch beginning at Noon, followed by the program from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Box lunch will be provided.  Special meal requests need to be received no later than Monday, October 16.

Pam Gorman Prochaska, Director, Nuclear Regulatory Policy, Xcel Energy

CLE Credits:
1 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 248420

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing/webcasting are not available.

Public Utilities Law Section Member:  $10.00
MSBA Member But Not a Member of the Public Utilities Law Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Ramsey County Room / Landmark Center Saint Paul, MN United States