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IEEE Distinguished Lecture: “Nuclear Power Plant Update – What in the World is going on and what is so great about the Next Generation Plants?” 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 talk will provide an overview of electricity generating nuclear power plants around the world. It discusses the current status and probable future of nuclear power in countries that have significant nuclear generating capacity. This talk also covers the different nuclear power plant designs in relation to recent nuclear incidents and the impacts those incidents have had on the industry.

The second part of the lecture will look at differences between existing nuclear plants and the next generation now under construction. This presentation provides a look at the basic elements and functions of the nuclear power plants that are currently in operation, followed by a comparison to the next generation. The presentation also covers the enhanced safety features, newer construction methods, and simplification schemes that the next generation of nuclear power plants will bring.

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

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