CASL Core Partners
The CASL lead institution is Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which was founded to develop the world’s first nuclear fuel cycle and today is DOE’s largest science and energy laboratory. ORNL has world-leading capabilities in computing and computational science and substantial programs and assets in nuclear energy R&D, as well as a record of accomplishment in leading large-scale scientific collaborations. The participation of Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) as CASL partners provides exceptional strengths in fundamental science, nuclear energy R&D, transformational HPC technology, and development of models and algorithms for the solution of complex problems. Academic partners North Carolina State University (NCSU), the University of Michigan (UM), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are leaders in nuclear engineering R&D and education. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) conducts R&D to ensure that nuclear power remains a safe and economically feasible generation option and provides CASL with connections to nuclear power plant operators, regulatory agencies, and other research organizations. Westinghouse Electric Company (WEC), a pioneer in nuclear power, has a long and successful history of supplying leading-edge nuclear technology. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) operates six reactors (3 PWRs and 3 boiling water reactors (BWRs)) that provide more than 6,900 MW of electricity to the grid.