Small Scale Nuclear Power: An Option for Alaska?

Small Scale Nuclear Power: An Option for Alaska?

ACEP is hosting a four-part series over the next eight weeks designed to educate Alaskans on emerging small modular and micro nuclear power technologies. Each session will include invited speakers with national and international expertise in this field. Discussion will range from advanced nuclear technologies to licensing and permitting, economics, and safety. 

Register for the series here. This event will be presented through Zoom.

Nov. 19, 9-11 a.m. — “Advanced Nuclear: Regulatory Process and Timelines.”

Presenters include Jack Surash, deputy assistant secretary of the Army (energy and sustainability); Tom Sowinski, director, Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy; Cory McDaniel, Idaho National Lab; and Spencer Nelson, Senate Committee for Energy and Natural Resources.

Dec. 3, 9-11 a.m. — “Economics of Advanced Nuclear in Alaska.”

Dec. 17, 9-11 a.m. — “Safety: Fuel, Transportation and Disposal.”

Jan. 14, 9-11 a.m. — “Moving Forward: Next Steps.”

For additional information, please contact Kathy Mayo at


An artist’s depiction of what a small nuclear power plant in Alaska might look like. Image by ACEP and UAF Geophysical Institute.