Conference Information

Dear Colleague:

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) is hosting the 2019 Nuclear Non-operating Owners Group (NNOG) conference on March 26-28, 2019, at the Kimpton Hotel Vintage which is located in downtown Portland, Oregon. (https://www.hotelvintage-portland.com/)

The NNOG conference provides opportunities to learn about the commercial nuclear industry and the challenges facing non-operating owners. The conference will cover an overview of nuclear industry issues and, after the conference, attendees will have current knowledge of technical and accounting issues facing non-operating owners of nuclear plants.  Specific areas of knowledge will include plant oversight and regulatory concerns.  The conference agenda covers technical, auditing and accounting issues, and the material is suitable for those with all levels of industry knowledge.  The learning objectives are that conference participants will learn to identify regulatory and technical issues facing their plants and be able to formulate strategies to address those issues.  There are no prerequisites and advance preparation is not necessary to attend the NNOG conference.  The program delivery is “group live.”

This year’s conference will feature a tour of the NuScale facility and two full days of presentations. There will also be a reception that Wednesday evening to promote networking among nuclear colleagues.  Attendees can expect to receive approximately 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for attending all conference events.

The Kimpton Hotel Vintage has extended a special rate of $199 per night for the conference, including 3 days prior and after the conference dates.   The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland in walking distance of many great restaurants and shops, including Powell Bookstore which is the world’s largest independent bookstore.  The hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, evening social hour with wine tastings, and a game lounge with billiards and SHUFFLE BOARD!

Scheduled speakers for this year’s conference include:

  • Scott Morris – NRC Deputy Director
  • Beverly Marshall – Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)
  • Doug Hunter – Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)
  • Sue Kelley – American Public Power Association (APPA)
  • Randy Tropasso – Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)
  • Craig Stover – Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • Julie Desimone – Moss Adams
  • Adam Christopher – TradeTech Energy
  • Dan McGarvey – Marsh Insurance
  • Mark Tanner – Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG)
  • Dennis Pidherny – Fitch Rating Agency
  • Dennis Rawlings – South Texas Nuclear Generating Station (STPNOC)
  • Rick Heath – Framatome
  • Thomas Magette – Talisman International

Attendees are encouraged to monitor NNOG’s website (www.nnog.com) for a detailed agenda and conference updates.


– Registration Fee –

The conference registration fee of $500 includes the NuScale tour, breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday, lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, a reception on Wednesday evening, and morning and afternoon breaks associated with the conference. NuScale will be providing lunch for the tour on Tuesday.  Make checks payable to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative.  Complete the enclosed registration form and mail it with your check to:

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative

Attn: Allyson Pittman

4201 Dominion Blvd

Glen Allen, VA 23060

Registration Form


– Hotel Reservations –

Please contact the Kimpton Hotel Vintage via phone (1-800-263-2305) or through their website (https://www.hotelvintage-portland.com/) to make your reservation. The hotel is reserving a block of rooms for NNOG attendees through February 24, 2019.  Please make your reservation by this date.

 CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund of the registration fee will be given to attendees cancelling up to 21 days prior to the start of the conference.  One-half of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations less than 21 days but more than 7 days prior to the conference.  No refund for cancellations within 7 days of the conference.  Substitutions may be made at any time up to the start of the conference.

Please contact Allyson Pittman at ODEC, 4201 Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, VA 23060, by phone at 804.290.2183 or by e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions.