The Potential for Nuclear in a Renewable Energy World

Mark Ruth, the Manager of the Industrial Systems and Fuels Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will be joining us to speak about the relationship between nuclear and renewable energy.

Mark will speak to the state of the U.S. energy sector and how nuclear and renewable energy fit in. He will cover the challenges and opportunities for both nuclear and renewable energy, discuss how hybrid energy systems might come together to address those challenges, and explore non-traditional uses for nuclear energy.

About Our Speaker

Mark leads a group who analyze the energy use and efficiency opportunities for the industrial sector – especially in technologies that involve fuel production and transportation use. Mark is also leading the multi-laboratory effort to analyze the potential of H2@Scale – a concept where hydrogen is an energy intermediate that complements electricity. Mark has also led an effort to analyze optimal configurations and operation of tightly coupled nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems and is leading other analyses that are focused on identifying potential synergies between nuclear and renewable energy sources. Over Mark’s 25 years at NREL, he has an extensive history of developing methods to value opportunities in the energy sector including grid design and operations as well as technical analyses of hydrogen and bioenergy systems.

Come join CRES and Mark for what is sure to be an interesting and fun event!

The meeting format will be as follows:

– 6:30 – 7PM: Networking at Serendipity Bar (in the lobby)
– 7 – 7:15PM: CRES Announcements
– 7:15 – 8:15PM: Presentation and Q&A

This meeting is free for CRES members with a suggested $10 donation for non-members.