Sargent & Lundy Participates in Idaho National Lab’s Plant Modernization Meetings

Firm to discuss topics on nuclear innovation efforts supporting DOE’s LWRS program

August 18, 2022 – Sargent & Lundy will participate at the Idaho National Laboratory’s Plant Modernization Stakeholder Meetings taking place virtually August 18. The meetings will explore several topics related to the DOE’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability (LWRS) program. This program conducts research to develop technologies and other solutions to improve the economics and reliability, sustain the safety, and extend the operation of the fleet of nuclear power plants in the U.S. Learn more about the program here.

Sargent & Lundy Pareez Golub- 2022

Pareez Golub and Dave Hooten from Sargent & Lundy’s nuclear power business will each contribute to a session.

  • Golub, a leader in digital instrumentation and controls (I&C) consulting, will be speaking in the session, “Human Technology Integration,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. She’ll provide an update on plant modernization licensing strategies based on recent utility protection system digital upgrade activity. This session will focus on human factors and INL support of industry activities.
  • Hooten, an experienced digital I&C professional, will join the session, “Data Analytics for Nuclear Plant Innovation,” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT. He’ll provide an update on industry data architecture and modernization roadmap initiatives. This session will provide an overview of the impact that plant monitoring and automation technologies have
    had on the U.S. nuclear fleet, along with  discussion of deployment challenges.

Sargent & Lundy Dave Hooten headshot

This event will consist of other informational sessions and attract multiple levels of professionals from utilities, national labs, academia, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and architect-engineers (AEs).

Sargent & Lundy continues to provide leading industry insight, sharing its expertise to support the nuclear power industry. We enjoy continuing discussions and collaborating with others to share knowledge, resources, and solutions to complex challenges to better meet our clients’ goals to help decarbonize the grid with safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy.

Learn more about the Idaho National Lab here.

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