Mark Arnone, Vice President, Refurbishment Execution, Ontario Power Generation
George Bereznai, Professor and Director, Industry Training Program, UOIT
Patrick Dillon, Business Manager, Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario
In our first seminar Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) Rick Jennings described the nuclear energy components of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP). Although the Province has said no to new nuclear at the moment, refurbishment plans for Bruce and Darlington plants are scheduled to start in 2016 and carry on until 2031. Collectively, Bruce and Darlington represent the majority of Ontario’s base load power and 50% or more of the total energy mix. Refurbishment will create tens of thousands of jobs requiring skilled workers, professionals, researchers, academics, managers and executives. This human resource base will not only serve Ontario, but will also serve as the foundation for Canada’s export efforts in supporting supply chains of growing nuclear energy jurisdictions. How many jobs will actually be created? What skills and expertise will be needed? How will organizations build and transfer the corporate and tribal knowledge to new generations of engineers, workers and professionals? What other related industries will grow as a result? Will Canada become a leader in infrastructure finance, energy systems design and deployment?
Future of Nuclear Seminar Series
The Future of Nuclear Advisory Board has organized a series of six seminars to be held through 2014 to discuss important nuclear energy issues. The dates for the 2014 seminars are January 2, March 4, May 6, June 24, September 23 and November 4. Topics and speakers for each session will be announced on the Future of Nuclear website, the Future of Nuclear Conference Facebook page, the “FutureofNuclear” twitter feed and via our direct newsletter which you may register for by clicking here. Seminars are conducted during lunch in meeting rooms at Torys, 79 Wellington St. W, 33rd Floor, Toronto, ON.
The Future of Nuclear Series is funded by the registration fees of participants, revenues from resultant reports and the support of sponsors. Supporters to date include Babcock and Wilcox, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, McMaster University, Ontario Power Generation, Power Workers’ Union, Torys, University of Toronto, Westinghouse. The Seminar Series is organized by Mindfirst Inc. under the direction of Future of Nuclear Advisory Board chaired by Henry Vehovec, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto, Innovations in Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems. Seminars are conducted under Chatham House Rule format.
11:30 – 12:00 Registration and Networking
12:00 – 12:45 Welcome & Presentation during lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Discussion, Q&A, Official Closing
1:30 – 2:00 Networking & Informal Discussion