14 Collaborations With... The nuclear energy industry Collaborations with the nuclear energy industry help INL advance nuclear energy production and safety. Utilities reactor vendors fuel providers and companies ranging from startups to industry leaders can access INL analysis and expertise. Numerous agreements enable INL to share knowledge and capabilities that are most relevant to industry. Updating control rooms A series of pilot projects at commercial nuclear power generating stations and in INLs Human Systems Simulation Lab aimed to help upgrade reactor control rooms. The projects demonstrated digital technologies that can help modernize reactor information instrumentation and control systems. One proposed upgrade under development has the potential to be implemented in nine U.S. nuclear power plants. INL has engaged in such work with a variety of companies including Exelon Generation Company LLC Southern California Edison Company and Duke Energy. INLs new Human Systems Simulation Lab includes 15 panels that are easily reconfigured to replicate the nations commercial plant control rooms for training and modernization.