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ANS Operations & Power Division

Welcome the American Nuclear Society Operations and Power Division website!
Visit this homepage frequently for industry relevant news and updates.

We envision the OPD will be the recognized leading source of expertise in the application of nuclear plants, their operation, and subsequent utilization in the Nuclear Science & Technology field.

The Operations and Power Division (OPD) is one of 19 Professional Divisions in the American Nuclear Society. Professional Divisions provide members a means to participate in society and support the development of the nuclear industry. OPD is currently chaired by Garry Young.

The dissemination of knowledge and information in the area of power reactors with particular application to the production of electric power and process heat. The coverage of applied nuclear science and engineering as related to power plants, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities, including but not limited to design, construction, economics, licensing, quality assurance, fuels, management, and public acceptance. The dissemination of knowledge pertinent to the safe and efficient operation of nuclear facilities, including power reactors, non-power reactors, and other nuclear facilities, through professional staff development, information exchange, and supporting the generation of viable solutions to current issues.
Membership in ANS Operations and Power Division provides numerous ways to stay involved and informed, including:

  • Networking with technical experts in the fields of power generation and industry operations
  • Attendance at National ANS meetings every summer and winter
  • Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo every August – tackle pressing issues across the whole industry through utility collaboration and visit with numerous vendors and service companies
  • Stay informed on recent news related to OPD and the nuclear industry in general
  • Periodic newsletters to keep you up to date on division activities

Next meetings:

2023 Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC2023)

“Building Resiliency in a Rapidly Changing World”
August 6-9, 2023 – Marco Island, FL


2023 ANS Winter Meeting & Technology Expo
November 12-15, 2023 – Washington, DC


2024 ANS Annual Meeting
June 9-12, 2023 – Las Vegas, NV

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