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Regular Meeting – August 7, 2023

August 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

We’ll hear presentations from Chris Lohse, Innovation and Technology Manager at Idaho National Laboratory, Julie Kozeracki, Senior Advisor at U.S. Department of Energy, and Dr. Billy Valderrama, Senior Advisor at U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy. We will also entertain questions and comments from members of the public and address other commission business.

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Meeting video transcript

Chris Lohse of GAIN presentation slide deck.

Julie Kozeracki of DOE Loan Programs Office presentation slide deck and the Clean Energy Guidance Program she referenced.

Dr. Billy Valderrama of DOE Office of Nuclear Energy presentation slide deck.

Meeting minutes (APPROVED): PDF


Quorum requirement. We require six (6) commission members in attendance to have a quorum.

91A notice. Group email communications constituting a quorum of commission members are subject to 91A requests. Please email the Chair directly to communicate with the group.

Remote access. Commission members are encouraged to attend in person. Guests and members of the public are invited to attend either in person or via Zoom using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82902183734

Please note. If attending in person, please arrive a few minutes early to get checked through security. There is ample parking in the main lot.

Agenda Items

  1. Approve minutes of the June 19 meeting.
  2. Opportunity for public input. Pass sign-in sheet.
  3. Presentation w/ Q&A – 30 minutes

    Chris Lohse is the Innovation and Technology Manager for the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN). In this role he is the primary contact for the GAIN Nuclear Energy Voucher Program where private companies can gain access to specialized National Laboratory capabilities to accelerate commercialization of new technologies. He has been working in the nuclear industry for over 15 years and has spent the past 1.5 years at his current role with INL and GAIN. You can read his full bio here.
    His presentation will cover:
    • A brief introduction to the Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN)
    • Overview of the GAIN Voucher Program for working with the DOE laboratories
  4. Presentation w/ Q&A – 30 minutes

    Julie Kozeracki is a Senior Advisor in the US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office, which has over $300B in loan authority for clean energy deployment. She leads the cross-DOE effort on Advanced Nuclear Pathways to Commercial Liftoff, a collaboration between LPO, the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, the Office of Technology Transitions, and the Office of Nuclear Energy. Prior to DOE, she was a Principal with the Boston Consulting Group, where she was a leader in the firm’s federal and operations practices, advising private and public sector clients on topics ranging from uranium enrichment to regional economic development to negotiations with defense contractors. She holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BA in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania.
  5. Presentation w/ Q&A – 30 minutes

    Dr. Billy Valderrama is a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy (NE) where he serves as a technical advisor for issues concerning domestic and international nuclear energy policy. He has been in this role since May 2020. Dr. Valderrama was previously detailed to NE’s International Office and NE’s Front Office from Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Prior to joining INL, Billy served as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Mike Simpson with a portfolio that included science, technology, defense, and cybersecurity issues. He received a B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering all from the University of Florida.
  6. Opportunity for additional public input
  7. Commission member discussion
  8. Old business
    • Interim report draft.
    • Schedule visit to Seabrook nuclear facility.
  9. New business
    • NH House legislation filing period is September 11-15, 2023.
  10. Adjournment


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