The NuScale Technical Advisory Board – Insights from Independent Experts
The NuScale Technical Advisory Board of highly regarded, independent experts provides guidance in nuclear plant design, operations, maintenance, regulations and safety.
The NuScale Technical Advisory Board (TAB) is comprised of nationally recognized technical experts in nuclear power plant design, operations, maintenance, regulations and safety. The primary objectives of the NuScale TAB are to: (1) review the NuScale plant design and operational strategies to identify and prioritize significant technology risks that should be addressed, (2) review and inform NuScale efforts to identify and mitigate risks, and (3) advise NuScale on approaches for improving our technology risk mitigation plans and processes.
Current Technical Advisory Board members are:
Former Executive Director of Operations at the NRC; as the Commission’s chief operating officer, Mr. Reyes managed the agency’s day-to-day operations, overseeing 3,400 full-time employees and an annual budget of over $900,000,000.
Owner of G. Sozzi Consulting, providing consultation services to the nuclear power industry. Mr. Sozzi retired from GE Nuclear Energy in 1998 after 33 years of service with a wide range of assignments; from nuclear plant design, safety analysis, licensing, and performance engineering. He directed GE’s safety technology research and development programs, which led to the quantification of the inherent safety margin in the reactor design and to the NRC acceptance to the GE licensing safety methods for application to loss of coolant accidents, anticipated operational events, and overall reactor operational and safety performance.
Principal of Grecheck Consulting, LLC; Mr. Grecheck provides management and technical consulting to the nuclear industry, with emphasis on performance improvement, regulatory issues, and developing and integrating emerging technologies. He retired from Dominion Nuclear in late 2013, following more than 38 years with the company. His career there included a wide variety of leadership positions at the company’s nuclear stations as well as the corporate offices.
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, former Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and former member of the NRC Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards. Internationally recognized for his contributions to the science of risk assessment for complex systems.
Dr. Peter B. Lyons retired from the Department of Energy on June 30, 2015. He was confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy on April 14, 2011 after serving as Acting Assistant Secretary since November 2010. Prior to joining DOE, Dr. Lyons was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on January 25, 2005 and served until his term ended on June 30, 2009. He now consults on several corporate and laboratory boards, as well as assisting several international groups.
Retired VP-Nuclear Propulsion Division and Chief Nuclear Engineer at Newport News Shipbuilding. Directed over 2000 employees responsible for engineering, startup and commissioning of naval nuclear propulsion plants. Also responsible for several aspects of US Naval vessel construction, overhaul and refueling.
Retired Admiral for the U.S. Navy. He served as Commander of Naval Submarine Forces, Commander of Submarine Force for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander of Allied Submarine Command, and Commander of Task Forces 84 and 144 in Norfolk, Va. Shore assignments include the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board and the staff of the Director for Naval Nuclear Propulsion. Most recently, he assumed duties as Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion.