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Regular Meeting – Dec 12, 2022

December 12, 2022 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

We’ll hear presentations by Meredith Angwin, energy analyst, nuclear proponent, and author of “Shorting the Grid,” and by Jacqueline Siebens, Director of Policy and External Affairs at Oklo, Inc., a small, modular reactor (SMR) manufacturer. We’ll also entertain comments from members of the public and address other commission business.

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Meeting video transcript

Meeting minutes (APPROVED): PDF

Meredith Angwin presentation slide deck

Oklo presentation slide deck


Meeting Date/Time. Monday, December 12, 2022 @ 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM ET

Venue. NH Department of Environmental Services, Room 208C, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301

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

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/84633818231.

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.

Agenda Items

  1. Approve minutes of the Nov 21 meeting
  2. Public input. Pass sign-in sheet.
  3. Presentation – 30 minutes w/ additional Q&A

    Meredith Angwin is a working chemist who has headed projects that have lowered pollution and increased reliability on the electric grid. She has worked on pollution control for nitrogen oxides in gas-fired combustion turbines and corrosion control in geothermal and nuclear systems. She was one of the first women to be a project manager at the Electric Power Research Institute, where she led projects in renewable and nuclear energy. In the past 10 years, she has also begun to study and take part in grid oversight and governance. Meredith is also an advocate for nuclear energy and has been a featured speaker at several nuclear events. She and her husband live in Vermont. She is the author of Shorting The Grid.
    Topics to be covered:
    1) About grids: The physical grid (wires and generators) and  the policy grid (policies and payment).
    2) What an RTO (regional transmission organization) is, and how it uses auctions to manage the grid.
    3) What types of plants have advantages in the auction system, and what types have disadvantages.
    4) Yes, there is something called “baseload” and it is important.
    5)  The many important roles of nuclear energy on the grid.
    The presentation slide deck can be viewed here.
  4. Presentation – 30 minutes w/ additional Q&A

    Oklo, Inc. was founded in 2011 with the goal of developing and commercializing small, modular nuclear reactors. These reactors are designed to be safer and more cost-effective than traditional nuclear reactors, and could be used to provide clean and reliable energy to a variety of locations. Oklo has received funding from investors and government agencies, and is working to advance its technology and bring its reactors to market.
    Jacqueline Siebens is the Director of Policy and External Affairs at Oklo, Inc. and a Fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. She has a focus on advanced nuclear reactors and has published and presented with numerous organizations including the International Nuclear Law Association, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, and the World Institute for Nuclear Security. She has also worked with the private sector to develop comprehensive nuclear security standards and has briefed the U.S. Congress on matters related to advanced nuclear reactors.
    Topics to be covered:
    1) Overview of their technology and business model.
    2) Their regulatory progress.
    3) Oklo’s supply chain/fuel cycle plans.
    The presentation slide deck can be viewed here.
  5. Additional public input
  6. Member discussion
    1. Topics for future meetings
  7. Outstanding old or new business
  8. Set next meeting date/time
  9. Action Items
  10. Motion to adjourn


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December 12, 2022
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Keith Ammon

NH Department of Environmental Services, Room 208C

29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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