International Society of Automation
Orange County Section
Meeting Notice
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Status of the Development and Deployment of
Small Modular Reactors in the U.S. and Around the World!
Edward (Ted) L. Quinn
Past President, American Nuclear Society
President, Technology Resources
5:00 p.m. ~ Food & Networking
6:00 p.m. ~ Presentation


Curtis Horn 714-593-5229

The latest innovations in new nuclear energy are in the area of Small Modular Reactors (SMR), for both electricity and other bulk heat production including desalination. In the U.S., almost 40 new reactor designs with outputs of less than 300MWe are in development and includes light water, helium, liquid metal and molten salt designs. The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting these for both near term (light water) and longer term (advanced) deployment by 2025 to 2040 timeframe. Also, international interest is growing and countries such as Canada, U.K. and U.A.E., are moving forward with government help in deployment SMR technology to replace existing production facilities that are nearing retirement. This talk will address overview of the major SMR designs, licensing and commercialization schedules in the U.S. and oversees.

Mr. Quinn has over 35 years experience in managing nuclear and fossil utility contracts and personnel in support of both project and supplemental assignments at various utilities in the U.S. He is past President of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) (1998-1999). He has managed and performed projects in licensing and compliance, electrical and controls design, startup and operation, including Standards development for the International Society of Automation (ISA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is the author of over 50 papers and presentations on nuclear instrumentation and control subjects. He has been an instructor at the MIT Summer Reactor Safety Course for over 15 years, the NRC Digital I&C Licensing Course for 6 years, a number of IAEA country I&C training courses, and a Board member of the nuclear engineering programs at both Oregon State and The Ohio State University. He currently provides the licensing support to TerraPower for their Instrumentation and Control Program, in 2013 completed the licensing and engineering for eight awarded IOM nuclear projects in China, and is a team member for the Diablo Canyon Plant Protection System Replacement Project License Amendment, currently with NRC for review and approval. In 2009, he was awarded the highest award in IEC, the 1906 Award, for the development of standards, and in 2011, he received the ANS Walter Zinn Award, named after the first President of ANS.

Mr. Quinn hold a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA, and a Masters in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. and was a Naval Nuclear Qualified Shift Test Engineer (NAVSEA 08), Jan, 1977.

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