Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear Power

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As part of its nuclear energy roundtable series, the Global America Business Institute (GABI) has the honor of hosting Mr. Jeff Harper of X-energy to lead a discussion on non-electric applications of nuclear power.

Although the predominant use of nuclear energy worldwide is electricity generation, nuclear can be utilized for a broad range of applications, including but not limited to: district heating, water desalination, hydrogen production, and industrial heat. Given present trends and future uncertainties in global electricity markets, there has been growing interest in exploring non-electricity uses for nuclear. Development of advanced nuclear designs, many pushing the envelope on passive safety and temperature output, may further expand the horizon of possibilities and create opportunities for decarbonization outside of the electricity sector.

The roundtable is off-the-record. Lunch will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Alan Ahn at alanahn[at]


Mr. Jeff Harper is Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at X-energy, where he directs long-term business plans specifically focused on customers, partners, and markets. Mr. Harper has 30 years of entrepreneurial, general management, and nuclear power industry experience in Africa, Europe, and the U.S. Prior to joining X-energy, Mr. Harper worked at the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Program (pebble bed reactor), where he was a commercial/business development program leader and the initial commercial leader for its Small Modular Light Water Nuclear Reactor program. Prior to Westinghouse, Mr. Harper was Founder and CEO for Turner, Harper & Associates, a niche global engineering firm, with 100 full-time staff serving key clients, including the Department of Energy, the CEZ-Czech Republic Nuclear Power Company, Lockheed-Martin, and Bechtel Jacobs. Mr. Harper also served as a Vendor Inspector for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where he led more than 30 management, technical, and quality assurance inspections and audits of nuclear power plants and vendors. Mr. Harper serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee, the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Suppliers Advisory Committee, and is a frequent speaker on advanced nuclear. Mr. Harper received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


1001 Connecticut 2nd Floor Conference Room
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 230
Washington DC 20036

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