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Challenges in Promoting U.S. Civil Nuclear Reactor Exports

  • Room 24-213 77 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA (map)

Vijay Sazawal

United States Enrichment Corporation

The surging electricity demand in developing countries and a need to pursue clean energies for better environment have created new markets for nuclear power. How will the U.S. nuclear suppliers capitalize on new opportunities in the global market place? Dr. Sazawal provides a historical evolution of so-called “123 Agreements,” and an overview of the U.S. policies that have facilitated and, in some cases, hindered nuclear exports. He also addresses the global growth in nuclear power with emphasis on attributes that define new market conditions which are radically different from past practices. Finally, the author will discuss challenges in implementing the U.S.-India nuclear deal.

Dr. Vijay Sazawal is a member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce that advises the U.S. Government on nuclear exports. He has nearly 40 years of professional experience in the nuclear industry covering the entire fuel cycle. As director of Government Programs at the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC), Dr. Sazawal coordinates and pursues advocacy for existing and new business initiatives within various agencies of the U.S. federal government. Prior to joining USEC Inc., Dr. Sazawal worked at COGEMA Inc. (now Areva Inc.) for 7 years as Vice President of Engineering and Technology. He started his engineering career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation which lasted 20 years. Dr. Sazawal played an active role as a subject matter expert (SME) to government and industry in the U.S.-India civil nuclear agreement, and continues to be a senior advisor to the U.S. India Business Council (USIBC) on nuclear matters.