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About the conference

Fermi Energia is delighted to invite you to the conference „New Generation Nuclear Energy in Estonia“ taking place on 28th January 2020 in Tallinn Creative Hub. At the conference research partners of Fermi Energia will be introducing the feasibility study „Suitability of Small Modular Reactor to Achieve Security of Power Supply and Climate Goals 2030+“

Additionally, world-leading small modular reactor (SMR) developers will introduce the next generation nuclear technologies they are developing. Fermi Energia will lay out its plans for development of SMR deployment in Estonia in 2020-2023 with the inclusion of Estonian industrial power consumers based on the Finnish mankala model.

Main presentations

"Comparative analysis of Small Modular Reactors"

Philippe Monette - Department Manager, New Build & Advanced Technologies, Tractebel; Anicet Touré – Nuclear Product Manager, Nuclear Product Manager, Tractebel

"SMR development cycle and necessary competences"

Olli Kymäläinen - Head of Newbuild and Upgrade Services, Fortum

"Necessary state competences and their development"

Vesa Suolanen - Senior Scientist, Nuclear Safety, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

"Modelling Small Modular Reactor on Baltic power market"

Hannes Agabus - expert, TalTech


9:00 – 10:00 Registration and morning coffee   
10:00 – 10:10

Opening Words

  • Jüri Ratas, Prime Minister

Moderator – Merja Pukari, Co-Founder, Fermi Energia  

10:10 – 10:20

Reasons and contents of SMR feasibility study by Fermi Energia

  • Sandor Liive, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Fermi Energia 
10:20 – 11:10

Comparative analysis of Small Modular Reactors (PDF)

  • Philippe Monette, Chief Technologist, Nuclear Business Line, Tractebel  
  • Anicet Touré, Tractebel 
11:10 – 11:30

Modelling Small Modular Reactor on Baltic power market (PDF)

  • Hannes Agabus, Tallinn University of Technology  
11.30 – 12.00

Small Modular Reactors to save the world (PDF)

  • Bret Kugelmass, Energy Impact Center
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
   Moderator  –  Kaspar Kööp, Co-Founder, Fermi Energia
13.00 – 13.25

SMR development cycle and necessary competences (PDF)

  • Olli Kymäläinen, Fortum
13.25 – 13.45

Safety parameters of SMRs (PDF)

  • Allan Vrager, MSc
13.45 – 14.10

Nuclear fuel cycle and spent fuel (PDF)

  • Madis Kiisk, University of Tartu  
14.10 – 14.30

Necessary state competences and their development (PDF)

  • Vesa Suolanen, VTT
14.30 – 15.00

Coffee break

15.00 – 15.25

Economic impacts of SMR deployment for Estonia (PDF)

  • Siim Espenberg, University of Tartu
15.25 – 15.45

Climate neutrality in Nederlands: nuclear and/or renewable power (PDF)

  • Mathijs Beckers, Climate Zero Hour autor
15.45 – 16.50

Discussion: Can SMRs save Estonia and the World? 

(5 min SMR development and deployment update by vendors)

  • David Sledzik, GE Hitachi: BWRX-300 (PDF)
  • Ziemowit Iwanski, Ultra Safe Nuclear (PDF)
  • Bret Kugelmass, Energy Impact Center
  • Philppe Monette, Tractebel
  • Olli Kymäläinen, Fortum
Moderator   Henri Ormus, Co-Founder, Fermi Energia
16.50 – 17.00

Plans for 2020+ by Fermi Energia

  • Kalev Kallemets, Co-Founder and CEO, Fermi Energia 


Tallinn Creative Hub
Põhja pst 27a
Tallinn 10415


+372 5689 6079

Jonatan Karjus
+372 58 192728

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