NRIC "What Inspires Us" Webinar

January 21, 2021

NRIC "What Inspires Us" Webinar

The National Reactor Innovation Center’s (NRIC) second webinar in its series, “What Inspires Us,” will focus on the recent US Department of Energy (DOE) awards to TerraPower and X-energy to build their advanced nuclear reactors by 2027.

Ashley Finan, director of NRIC, will moderate this 90-minute webinar. It will feature conversations with Chris Levesque, president and chief executive officer of TerraPower and Clay Sell, chief executive officer of X-energy.

“There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm for these projects,” Finan said. “This is an opportunity to learn more and ask questions.”

The DOE Office of Nuclear Energy selected TerraPower LLC for its Natrium sodium-cooled high-temperature reactor design and X-energy for its Xe-100 high-temperature gas-cooled reactor design for $80 million award negotiations under the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).

NRIC will facilitate access to DOE’s national lab resources, which can help the companies test and assess advanced reactor development technologies to move reactors from blueprints to reality.


Ashley Finan, Director of NRIC

Clay Sell, CEO of X-energy

Chris Levesque, President and CEO of TerraPower