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Jeffery L. Boaz, PMP

Director, HPM Product LineHyperion Power Generation, Inc.

Mr. Boaz is a PMI certified Project Management Professional with over 15 years of project management, commercial, product development and operational experience in both the fossil and nuclear power industries. Before joining Hyperion, Mr. Boaz was the GEH ESBWR detailed design project manager. Mr. Boaz has held other project management, product development, commercial and marketing roles including: deputy project manager for GEH’s North Anna 3 ESBWR deployment project and Advanced Programs Marketing Leader, for advancing new technologies such as the GEH Advanced Recycling Center (ARC) and the PRISM Sodium Fast Reactor.Mr. Boaz also served as a submarine officer in the US Navy. Among his tours were posts at the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) and onboard the nuclear powered fast attack submarine, USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723). He earned a BSME at the US Naval Academy.

Small Modular Reactors (SMR’s) ; enhancing Nuclear Resurgence

Nuclear power: -it’s 20% of U.S. electrical energy supply, or 75 % of all the US non-carbon emitting electric power resources.; similar numbers apply globally. Significant issues like loan guarantees, spent fuel disposal, and plant life extension for 104 US operating fleet reactors dominated much of the policy and regulatory debate up to now. However, over the past two years a number of other significant policy developments happened to put into place a new generation of smaller, modularly constructed, scalable and domestically produced nuclear power technologies.SMRs seem to have potential attractive advantages:• Lower entry cost• Scalable• Sized to better/easier fit on existing transmission infrastructure• Lower financial risk during construction/operation• Opportunities for modular factory construction• Broad existing domestic infrastructure supply capacity• Proven U.S. technologies• Eventually a US-made, proliferation resistant power technology to compete in international marketsThese advantages present an opportunity for the U.S to rekindle its nuclear infrastructure. Domestic SMR nuclear power capability represents US advantages through energy security, jobs, and reduction in import burdens, export opportunities and ability to influence the spread of nuclear technology.