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SEPTEMBER MEETING, DINNER, AND NETWORKING EVENT!
PLEASE NOTE NEW SPEAKERS AND TOPIC!
Wednesday, September 20, 2023. 5:30PM to 8:30PM
EVENT: ANS-NE Meeting (in person audience w/ virtual speaker, virtual Zoom option available)
Mike Mlynarek, Site Vice President, Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Nick Culp, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
Mike Mlynarek is Site Vice President of Palisades Power Plant for Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI). In this role, Mike is responsible for the site’s decommissioning efforts as well as the safe and efficient operation of the site’s spent fuel storage systems.
Nick Culp is the Senior Manager of Government Affairs and Communications for Holtec Decommissioning International and is based at the Palisades Power Plant in Covert Township, Michigan.
Please note that Mike and Nick will be speaking virtually, however we encourage everyone to attend in person if possible. We will also offer a Zoom option for those that cannot travel.
Topic: Repowering Palisades Nuclear Power Plant
The 800-megawatt Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, shutdown in May 2022 coinciding with the end of the plant’s 15-year power purchase agreement. At the time of shutdown, Palisades ranked in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s highest safety category and was recognized as a top performing plant within the industry. In June 2022, Palisades ownership was transferred to Holtec International for purposes of a safe and timely decommissioning of the site. Since the plant’s planned shutdown was first announced, the state and nation’s energy landscape changed dramatically, generating federal, state, and local interest in its possible repowering. With strong encouragement and support from key stakeholders and the plant community, Holtec submitted an application with the U.S. Department of Energy in early 2023 for federal loan funding to repower the plant. This would be a historic first for the United States, and greatly enhance electric reliability, aid the state’s energy transition to reduce GHG emissions, support hundreds of good-paying jobs and economic growth.
Send questions and reservation changes to Jerry Balayan: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, 480 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA
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5:30 pm: Registration/ Social Hour
6:00 pm: Food Service
6:30 pm: Presentation
8:30 pm: Adjourn
MEETING CHARGES :
ANS-NE Member or Friend: $30
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