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IEEE Distinguished Lecture: “Electrical Energy Generation ‐ What Are The Options” and “Consequences From The Fukushima Daiichi Event” by David Vaglia

This event is jointly organised by the Power Electronics and Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Chapters.

The first part of the lecture provides an overview of the current and prospective methods used to generate electricity. Each generation method is discussed along with its upsides and downsides. An examination where and why various methods (Coal, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Hydro, Solar, Wind, Bio, etc.) are used follows. This presentation closes with a look at trends in the energy sector.

The second part of the lecture looks at the impact that the Fukushima Daiichi accident had on Japan and the nuclear industry. It covers the Japanese Government’s response as well as the reaction of Japan’s Nuclear Energy Industry to the accident. It looks at lessons learned and reviews changes made that enhance plant safety. Lastly, it provides a present day status of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi and their projected future.

More information about the speaker, David Vaglia, can be found here.

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