10:30 am Welcome, Safety Minute and Overview

  • Host: Steve Nesbit, Director, Nuclear Policy and Support, Duke Energy
  • Day Chair: Denise Woernle, Vice President, Communications, Framatome and Member, E4 Carolinas Communications Task Force

10:40 am How Nuclear Power is Now Viewed by its Policy and Regulatory Stakeholders – Moderator: Lisa Vaughn, Principal, Lisa F. Vaughn Associates, PLLC

  • Federal Regulators – Jeff Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Law and Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Commissioner
  • Federal Policy Makers – Bill Pitesa, Chief Nuclear Officer, Nuclear Energy Institute
  • State Regulators – David Wright, Principal, Wright Directions and Former President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • Policy Advocacy – Suzy Baker, Communications Advisor, Clean Energy Program, Third Way

11:40 am  How Nuclear Power is Now Viewed by the industry – Moderator: Josh Skudlarick, Director, Construction Management, ArcLight Capital Partners (invited)

  • Utilities – Preston Gillespie, Chief Nuclear Officer, Duke Energy
  • Nuclear Product/Services Supplier – Carl Fisher, Vice President Customer Relations and Government Affairs, Framatome
  • Researchers – Neil Wilmshurst, Chief Nuclear Officer, Electric Power Research Institute (invited)
  • Prospective Employees – David Hunt, Member, North American Young Generation in Nuclear

12:40 pm  Lunch and Networking

  1:10 pm  Nuclear Power Advocacy – Casey Douglas, Director, Nuclear Matters and Chris Krueger, manager, Coalition Management & Grassroots Program, Nuclear Energy Institute

  2:30 pm  Discussion, Audience Q&A and Next Steps – David A. Doctor, CEO, E4 Carolinas

  3:00 pm  Conclude