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Western Branch Seminar: Westinghouse eVinci™ Micro-reactor Overview

April 8 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Abstract: Westinghouse is developing the eVinci™ microreactor to revolutionize how cost-competitive, carbon-free energy is delivered. The eVinci microreactor is a 15MW thermal heat pipe reactor capable of generating 5MW of electricity and is designed to run for approximately eight full power years before refueling. This transportable technology simplifies the traditional reactor design and facilitates greatly reduced construction and deployment timelines. This novel technology opens many new global markets to the highly desirable benefits of safe, clean, and reliable energy through nuclear power.

Bio: Grant Cherkas, P. Eng., Vice-President, Market Development and Chief Engineer for Westinghouse Electric Canada, is responsible for bringing Westinghouse’s global innovation, technology, and solutions to Canadian clients. Grant is a former Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission staff member and has over 25 years of domestic and international experience nuclear reactor technology, engineering, safety analysis, maintenance, operations and licensing. Grant is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple Provinces in Canada and his portfolio also includes program ownership for Westinghouse’s Quality Program, Security Program, Regulatory Affairs and Engineering.