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Regular Meeting – October 2, 2023

October 2, 2023 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

Eric Johnson, Director of External Affairs for ISO New England; Tristan Jackson, Vice President of Corporate Development at Moltex Energy; and Donald Gustavson, Business Operations Manager for Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation. We will also entertain questions and comments from members of the public and address other commission business.

<< Previous meeting September 18, 2023     Next meeting November 6, 2023 >>


Meeting transcript PDF

Eric Johnson of ISO New England presentation slide deck

Donald “Gus” Gustavson of Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. 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/89131644120

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 September 18 meeting.
  2. Opportunity for public input. Pass sign-in sheet.
  3. Presentation w/ Q&A – 45 minutes

    Eric Johnson serves as the Director of External Affairs for ISO New England, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for supervising the extensive electric power system in the six New England states. Eric spearheads efforts in outreach and instruction for government officials concerning electric grid initiatives. He will present an overview of ISO, detail the interconnection queue, and discuss the region’s developing resource mix. The interconnection queue lists power generation and transmission projects seeking connection to the power grid. He holds a board position at the Connecticut Power and Energy Society, and has considerable experience in managing power system emergencies and educating on policy.
  4. Presentation w/ Q&A – 45 minutes

    Tristan Jackson is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Moltex Energy, a Canadian company specializing in innovative Stable Salt Reactor (SSR) designs. Tristan is a passionate advocate for sustainability and a seasoned entrepreneur, with experience in growing startups in the field of smart grid technologies and energy transition. He has also led international projects in building advanced onsite energy systems during his tenure as Global Director at Worley. He holds an MBA with a Sustainability Certificate from MIT and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from Cornell University. Tristan resides in Ontario in a self-designed net-zero home. Moltex’s SSR design is renowned for its compactness, simplicity, safety features, and potential cost-effectiveness, aiming to provide a consistent, carbon-free electricity source and enabling energy production from existing nuclear waste.
  5. Presentation w/ Q&A – 45 minutes

    Donald “Gus” Gustavson is Business Operations Manager at Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation. USNC, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a vertically-integrated developer and manufacturer of microreactors–notably their Micro Modular Reactor (MMR) powered by proprietary Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM) nuclear fuel. The company is unique in its private funding and active commercial production of TRISO and FCM fuels at their Pilot Manufacturing Facility in Oak Ridge, TN. Gus is the operations manager for USNC’s fuels division and will share the novel aspects of nuclear fuel forms for advanced reactors, outline the existing value chain and the challenges presented by advanced reactors, and finally provide an overview of USNC’s strategy for bringing fuel production online to meet their project commitments.
  6. Opportunity for additional public input
  7. Commission member discussion
  8. Old business
    • Correspondence
  9. New business
    • Final Meeting, Monday, November 6 at 9 a.m.
      • Confirmed speakers.
  10. Adjournment


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