John Hopkins

NuScale Power

President & Chief Executive Officer

John L. Hopkins is President and CEO of NuScale Power, LLC, a leading U.S.-based advanced small modular reactor technology development company. Prior to joining NuScale in 2012, Hopkins was with Fluor Corporation since 1989, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance companies. Hopkins held numerous leadership positions in both global operations and business development. John served as a corporate officer from 1999 until 2012. Active in a variety of professional and business organizations, Hopkins currently serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., he was formerly the chairman of the board. He served with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee (NEAC). He is a current member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Executive Committee and Task Force Member, Atlantic Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency's Group of Vienna. He was a senior energy policy advisor of I Squared Capital, New York. He has also served as the senior executive member of both the Fluor Netherlands and Fluor United Kingdom board of directors; chairman of the board for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC; and as a director of the Business Council for International Understanding.

Sessions With John Hopkins

Thursday, 10 March

  • 09:30am - 10:00am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 03:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 04:00 pm

    Nuclear: Ready to Power the Hydrogen Economy

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Referred to as either pink or yellow, nuclear power provides a stable source of electricity to produce hydrogen. Can hydrogen production provide a new source of revenue for existing nuclear plants? Can new nuclear provide a thermochemical production option?

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:15 pm

    NEI | Understanding Regulatory Risk for Advanced Nuclear Technologies

    Workshop Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Power & Renewables

    The nuclear industry is experiencing a wave of innovation. New designs are being brought to market with different configurations, fuels, and business cases by embracing the possibilities of new technologies and materials. A key step in commercializing these systems is receiving regulatory approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This session will explain the regulatory process, the challenges and opportunities in navigating this process, as well as recent experiences of companies engaged in bringing new designs to the market.

  • 04:30pm - 05:15pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 10:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 11:15 pm

    Advanced Nuclear Technologies Leading to New Interest

    Panel Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power Innovation & Technology

    Nuclear technologies are attracting a resurging interest as global net-zero targets reveal gaps in clean resource adequacy, necessitating development of a clean reservoir infrastructure. This panel will explore the pathways and hurdles for advanced nuclear to become the clean base-load option of choice in the next phase of the energy transition. What technological advances have been made since the build-out of the legacy fleet to accommodate heightened needs for resilience and flexibility? How does advanced nuclear stack up against peer technologies in the clean reservoir space such as batteries and hydrogen? Will we see head-to-head competition for market share or are there opportunities to harmonize?