Conference Information

2018 NNOG Conference

April 24 – 27, 2018

Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Colleague:


North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC) is hosting the 2018 Nuclear Non-operating Owners Group (NNOG) conference on April 24-27, 2018, at The Charlotte Marriott South Park which is in the SouthPark neighborhood near downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

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 features three-and-a-half days of first-class presentations, discussions and a reception on Wednesday evening to promote networking among nuclear colleagues. Attendees can expect to receive approximately 25 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for attending all conference events, inclusive of the EPRI seminar on April 24, which is free for NNOG members.

This year NNOG is teaming up with EPRI to provide a one-day seminar on Tuesday, April 24, titled “New Nuclear Training for Non-Nuclear Utilities.”  Below is a description of the seminar:

“Building a new nuclear power plant is a complicated and time-consuming process. Today many of the utilities that are interested in building new nuclear plants have not previously operated nuclear power plants. Therefore, it is important that these non-nuclear utilities be provided with an overview of the aspects of a new nuclear project so they can be adequately prepared to engage in this endeavor. This training will detail what a non-nuclear utility should know before beginning a new nuclear licensing and construction project. The training will include topics such as Basics of Nuclear Power, Reactor Types, Design Requirements, Licensing and Nuclear Regulation, Key Timing Considerations, Siting, Site Development, Construction, Startup, and Staffing. Training materials will be provided to the attendees with additional information on each of the topics discussed.”

To register for the pre-conference seminar, please click here:

To register for the NNOG conference, please click here: and select Events.

Scheduled speakers for this year’s conference include:

  • Catherine Haney – Regional Administrator, Region II, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Bill Pitesa – NEI Chief Nuclear Officer
  • Beverly Marshall – NEI, Vice President Governmental Affairs
  • Waco Bankston, STP Nuclear Operating Company
  • Daniel McGarvey, CPCU, ARM, Managing Director, Marsh
  • Thomas Magette, Severn Nuclear Services, President
  • Jack Bailey – NuScale Power, VP Nuclear Business Development
  • Randy Tropasso, Manager Emerging Issues, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO)
  • TBA, (Nuclear Fuels) Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Pierre O’Neid – Holtec
  • Craig Stover, Technical Leader – Advanced Nuclear Technology, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI )
  • Dan Aschenbach, Senior Vice President, Moody’s Rating Agency
  • Adam Christopher, Statistical Analyst, TradeTech
  • Venki Venkateshwara, Vice President, Pace Global
  • Mark Tanner, Generation Asset Manager (Nuclear), MEAG
  • Robert Bittmer, RSM US LLP – Senior Manager

The Nuclear Nonoperating Owners’ Group (NNOG) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional           education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

NNOG’s Mission: The mission of the NNOG is to enhance the ability of non-operating owners’ of nuclear power plants to manage their nuclear assets by facilitating, encouraging, and providing forums for the exchange of information.

Special thanks to our conference sponsors: