Webinar: Making the Decision for Second License Renewal

This is the first webinar in our three-part series, “Second License Renewal - Delivering the Nuclear Promise from 60 to 80 Years”

February 1, 2018 – Renewal of operating licenses for nuclear power plants has been demonstrated to be a stable and successful process. With the first group submitted to NRC back in 1998, more than 50 license renewal applications (representing over 85 units) have now been approved. Sargent & Lundy has developed guidelines and work practices that incorporate these 20 years of license renewal experience along with the updated guidance for second license renewal recently developed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the nuclear power industry. This webinar series highlights this experience and reveals how Sargent & Lundy can put this know-how to work for your operating plant.

About the Webinar: “Making the Decision for Second License Renewal”
This 25-minute webinar, taking place Wednesday, February 21, provides answers for decision-makers who are considering a second license renewal. Engineering directors will benefit from the discussion of both old and new technical issues relevant to second license renewal, where we describe how these issues are being resolved. Plant managers will appreciate the review of potential impacts for long term operation of your station. And your license renewal project manager will enjoy the arguments made in this webinar for whether you should pursue second license renewal, including the development of a successful business case.

The presentation is hosted by Sargent & Lundy Executive Vice President & Director of Nuclear Power Delfo Bianchini and led by co-presenters Andrew Taylor, PE and Brian Jelke, PE.

Making the Decision for Second License Renewal
Wednesday, February 21 at Noon CST


  • Second license renewal technical issues
  • How can these issues be resolved
  • Potential impacts for long-term operation
  • How Sargent & Lundy can help your plant

About Andrew Taylor, PE
Andrew Taylor is a Nuclear License Renewal Expert at Sargent & Lundy. In his role, Andrew focuses on integrated plant analyses, review of aging management programs, and development of environmental reports. Additionally, Andrew spearheads Sargent & Lundy’s ongoing support of industry groups such as the Nuclear Energy Institute’s (NEI) License Renewal Task Force and associated working groups and coordinates industry review of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and NEI guidance for subsequent license renewal. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a Licensed Professional engineer in three states.

About Brian Jelke, PE
Brian Jelke is a Vice President for Sargent & Lundy’s Nuclear Power group. He is a member of the NEI License Renewal Executive Working Group. In addition to his role as a Project Director, Brian is Sargent & Lundy’s process chief for nuclear mechanical processes and serves on the firm’s engineering oversight team. He earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Brian is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in two states.


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