Thomas Meade is a Principal at Energy Resources International, Inc. (ERI), and he has been with the company since its inception in 1989. Mr. Meade is a leading expert in the nuclear fuel cycle consulting arena, with more than 30 years of experience providing economic analysis and technical analysis associated with the front-end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
He has participated in numerous client specific analyses, evaluations and reports covering a wide range of fuel related issues. His uranium enrichment experience has included comprehensive enrichment production cost analyses for both current and advanced technologies. Mr. Meade has reviewed commercial proposals and assisted in contract negotiations for the purchase of natural uranium, uranium enrichment services, and fuel fabrication services. He has had extensive experience analyzing the long-term market and pricing implications of legislation and government policy on such matters as the introduction of excess U.S. and Russian weapons materials into the civilian nuclear fuel cycle. Mr. Meade is co-author of a major annual ERI report that addresses all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle and of industry handbooks on uranium enrichment, natural uranium and conversion services.
Mr. Meade has extensive experience in the development, implementation and modification of analytical computer models covering a variety of fuel supply and energy sector activities. These include fuel cycle management and planning, Monte Carlo analysis, risk assessment, price projection and market analysis, supplier production cost profiles, power plant requirements projection, economic competitiveness of available energy sources, CO2, SO2 and NOx emission projections, uranium, enrichment and spent fuel storage project economics, and spent fuel generation, storage and shipping. Mr. Meade is responsible for ERI’s FUELMACS software product, a comprehensive nuclear fuel management and accounting system, which is currently in use at a number of U.S. electric utility companies.
Mr. Meade began his career with Pickard, Lowe and Garrick, Inc., a nuclear energy consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where his activities covered the full range of nuclear fuel management and consulting. He also took part in a variety of risk assessment and consequence analysis activities including quality assurance of a comprehensive meteorological dose assessment system, performed spent fuel pool criticality analyses, and assisted in demonstrating compliance with radiological effluent technical specifications.