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KEYNOTE: Energizing Tomorrow: The Role of Nuclear in the Clean Energy Revolution

Kathryn Huff  (Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy, United States Department of Energy)

Location: Ballroom A/B

Date: Wednesday, April 17

Time: 8:30 am - 9:45 am

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Session Type: Keynote

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All Audiences

Join us for a groundbreaking keynote address by Dr. Kathryn Huff, the esteemed Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, at the forefront of our nation's energy transformation. Dr. Huff brings a wealth of expertise and insight into the evolving landscape of clean energy, policy, and technological innovation.

In her keynote, titled "Energizing Tomorrow: The Role of Nuclear in the Clean Energy Revolution," Dr. Huff will explore the dynamic changes in clean energy usage and policy that are reshaping our world. She will delve into the critical role of nuclear technologies in bolstering energy grids, providing a stable and efficient power source that complements intermittent renewables like solar and wind.

A highlight of her talk will be the intersection of nuclear energy with digital infrastructure.

Dr. Huff will discuss how data centers and IT ecosystems, the backbone of our digital era, stand to gain from the reliability and energy density offered by nuclear power. This segment promises to be an eye-opener for tech industry professionals and energy experts alike.

Furthermore, Dr. Huff will shed light on emerging programs and government initiatives supporting Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and advanced nuclear systems. These programs are at the cutting edge of nuclear technology, offering safer, more flexible, and cost-effective solutions that align with our modern energy needs.

The keynote will culminate with Dr. Huff's visionary perspective on the future of renewable energy. She will outline a future where renewable energy sources, bolstered by advanced nuclear technologies, lead to a cleaner, more sustainable, and energy-secure world.


This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in the future of energy, from industry professionals and policymakers to environmental advocates and technology enthusiasts. As Dr. Huff charts a course toward a brighter, more sustainable energy future, prepare to be inspired and informed.