June 22, 2022 – Nevada Energy Security Forum: IN-PERSON EVENT

June 22, 2022 – Nevada Energy Security Forum: IN-PERSON EVENT

“Nevada Energy Security Forum”



The Aspen Room, Montreux Golf & Country Club
18077 Bordeaux Drive, Reno, NV

Wednesday, June 22nd
(Breakfast served 0800-0900, Program 0900-1030)


Carolyn Barbash (NV Energy)
Vice President, Transmission Development & Policy

Dr. James Faulds (University of Nevada, Reno)
State Geologist and Director, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Dr. Craig Wuest (Nevada National Security Site/Mission Support & Test Services, LLC)
NNSS/MSTS Senior Director for Mission Development

Jamileh Mogin (Nevada National Security Site/Mission Support & Test Services, LLC)
NNSS/MSTS Mission Development Manager

Moderator: Dr. Maureen McCarthy
NSF, Director Programs & Commentary

Great news and welcome back to our NSF northern Nevada residents! After a long hiatus, we are returning to in-person NSF events, quarterly (Omicron permitting)! Because we are only meeting in-person quarterly we have chosen the wonderfully scenic venue of Montreux Golf & Country Club for our breakfast event meetings. We have also not forgotten all our stalwart sponsors, members, and supporters from outside the region. Our in-person programs will be recorded and available for viewing on our website shortly after these events. We will also continue our regular virtual (Zoom) events and the Ukraine Special Topics Sessions.

Our in-person events will be structured to capture multiple perspectives on timely topics relevant to our state and the region. Our next quarterly event will be the Nevada Energy Security Forum on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022. Breakfast will be served from 8:00 to 8:50 and the extended program will be from 9:00 to 10:30. There will also be a mix and mingle with the panelists for 30 minutes following the program.

Panelists at the Nevada Energy Security Forum will discuss challenges and opportunities for Nevada and the region as we transition to alternative energy resources and away from fossil fuels. They will explore alternative energy options beyond solar and wind including geothermal and small-scale nuclear power reactors that are currently in use or may be available in the next 10-25 years. They will address grid transmission challenges and economic development opportunities for Nevada as we generate energy for the state and the region. Each panelist will also share their perspectives on how the war in Ukraine is impacting alternative energy transition in Nevada, nationally, and globally. We have arranged and extended Q&A session so NSF participants will have ample time to ask questions of our panelists.

Nevada Energy Security Forum panelists represent a broad spectrum of experts and energy security leaders. We are very honored to have Carolyn Barbash, NV Energy Vice President for Transmission Development & Policy, Dr. James Faulds, Nevada State Geologist and Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology and an expert in geothermal energy, and Dr. Craig Wuest and Jamileh Mogin from Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) Mission Development Office, supporting strategic partners interested in using the expertise and capabilities at the Nevada National Security Site to help develop advanced nuclear reactor and small modular reactor technologies.

To help you stay informed about the rapidly changing and very dangerous situation in Ukraine, NSF has been hosting a virtual series of Special Topics Panel Discussions with subject matter experts. We will resume these regularly scheduled Zoom programs starting in August 2021. We also created a new Ukraine War resource page on the NSF website where we post timely information links and thought pieces about the war from different perspectives. Please send me topic requests, questions, and interests to me at: mccarthy@nationalsecurityforum.org

Stay tuned in and watch videos of our recent NSF programs on our War in Ukraine series and earlier programs at: https://nationalsecurityforum.org (scroll to the bottom of the landing page to watch the videos)

Please join us for these very important and timely programs and be ready to share your thoughts and questions with our speakers.

The National Security Forum is a non-partisan, educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering civil discourse and informed discussion about timely and important national security topics. We bring expert speakers from around the U.S. to talk about national and international security, domestic and foreign terrorism, economic and financial threats, the safety of our food and water supply, energy policy, electrical grid stability, and a variety of other topics that affect all Americans. The National Security Forum partners with the Washoe County School District to host an annual Youth Security Forum to encourage future generations national security leaders.