Nuclear Analyses and Business Intelligence

WHO WE ARE

Connect-USA LLC & Associates is an international consulting firm that provides energy market analyses; investment, licensing. and strategic planning support; and business intelligence services to the nuclear power industry. Our goal is to improve our clients' competitive knowledge and overall profitability.

In 2015, in order to support utility planning, large capital investment decisions, and the long lead-times associated with nuclear projects, Connect-USA developed an advanced analysis and forecasting technique.  The approach relies upon Survival Analysis models similar to those being developed in the medical field and defense industries in order to more accurately predict future global nuclear energy capacity and nuclear fuel demand. The novel "event-based" approach relies upon actual statistical data and probability calculations rather than using traditional guesstimates and "hypothesis-based" forecasts.

Connect-USA is managed by James Joosten Jr., whose 40 years of professional experience includes work as: a former Senior Energy Analyst with the U.S. Energy Information Administration (Washington DC); a former Principal Administrator for Nuclear Development at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (Paris): a  former Nuclear Safety Expert at the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna), a former Technical Assistant to an NRC Commissioner and the NRC Executive Director of Operations (Washington DC), and former Senior Reactor Operator/Control Room Supervisor at the Zion Nuclear Power Station in the Chicago suburbs. The Company also draws upon the expertise of it's associates to provide maximum value to it's clients.

Mr. Joosten holds a B.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering (University of Wisconsin, 1974); a M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics (University of Wisconsin, 2000); and a M.A. Degree in National Security Studies (Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2001). He has personally inspected over 150 nuclear facilities in 24 countries worldwide ranging from commercial reactors; to research reactors and laboratories; to uranium mines, converters, enrichers, and nuclear fuel fabricators; to radwaste and spent fuel storage sites.

While at the IAEA, Mr. Joosten conducted operational safety / readiness inspections on reactors in France, Brazil, Germany, the Philippines, the Netherlands, Italy, Finland, and South Korea. He taught international courses on the commissioning of nuclear power stations. While working at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, he assisted the Commissioner and EDO with the licensing of eighteen U.S. reactors, the oversight of NRC staff activities, and the creation of safety regulations.

Our products

-  Nuclear Power Market Analyses

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-   Nuclear Fuel Cycle Analyses

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-  Merger and Acquisition Assistance

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-  Nuclear Policy, Licensing and Litigation Support

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-  Nuclear Security Analyses

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-  Nuclear Decommissioning Analysis

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Contacts

Connect-USA LLC

25131 Chambliss Court, Gaithersburg, MD 20882

Telephone: +1 240.899.8992
Fax: +1 877.500.0777

E-mail: JKJ@connect-usa.com