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1 AP1000 Standard Design: Ready for the Nuclear Renaissance The Current Status of New Nuclear Plants in the United States George Davis Westinghouse Electric.

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1 1 AP1000 Standard Design: Ready for the Nuclear Renaissance The Current Status of New Nuclear Plants in the United States George Davis Westinghouse Electric Company

2 2 New Nuclear Plants Being Planned or Built to Help Improve the Environment Issues driving interest in nuclear energy: –Avoiding emissions –Providing reliable, economic base-load electricity generation –Improving energy security –Reducing energy imports –Re-building U.S. manufacturing infrastructure –Creating export opportunities Construction of new nuclear plants underway overseas Regulatory approval of new plants underway in the U.S.

3 3 New NRC Licensing Process Will Be Completed Before Construction Begins ITAAC metConstruction Operation Combined Construction & Operating License (COL) Early Site Permit (ESP) Design Certification

4 4 Current and Planned License Applications for New Nuclear Plants Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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7 7 Westinghouse Has Orders for 8 AP1000 Units – So Far China Projects (w/ first unit operational in 2013): –Sanmen (2 units) –Haiyang (2 units) U.S. Projects (w/ first unit operational in 2016): –Vogtle (2 units) –Summer (2 units) Both U.S. projects pending state regulatory approvals Contracts for remainder of U.S. projects (10 units) in varying stages of negotiation

8 8 AP1000 Construction Underway at Sanmen Site in China Excavation commenced in February 2008 First concrete scheduled for March 2009 Commercial operation scheduled for November 2013

9 9 Machining of Heavy Component Forgings in Korea SG-Tubesheet RV-Transition Ring RV-Lower Shell SG-Lower Shell

10 10 Containment Vessel Plate Fabrication in China

11 11 Simplification of Design, Using Passive Features, Improves Safety Typical PWRAP1000

12 12 Simplification Reduces Costs to Build and Operate AP1000

13 13 Modularization Reduces Construction Schedule and Risks Pump/Valve Module Raceway Module Structural Module Depressurization Module Module Type Structural Piping Mechanical Equipment Electrical Equipment TOTAL Number 122 154 55 11 342

14 14 Issues Important to Nuclear Energy Continued public and political support Stable regulatory environment Availability of financing Management of used fuel Expansion of manufacturing infrastructure Training of construction workforce State-level programs that support long-term, stable generating options Equal treatment with other non-emitting technologies


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