In 2013, the Governor and General Assembly created the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority.
In accordance with the founding statute, VNEC was created to represent stakeholders invested in the development of nuclear energy. These stakeholders include the state of Virginia, institutions of higher education, nuclear energy companies, suppliers, and local organizations who support the advancement of the nuclear industry.
VNEC Member Organizations
VNEC has secured commitments from eight organizations to serve as Founding Members of the Consortium. They are:
BWX Technologies, Inc.
Newport News Shipbuilders, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Each of these Founding Members is represented on the Board of Directors for VNEC. VNEC Membership is open to any organization that seeks to strengthen and advance nuclear energy in Virginia.