Welcome to Nuclear Licensing Consultants, LLC (NLC) and thank you for taking a moment to check out our website. My name is Terry Sides and I am the owner of NLC. I have 32 years of experience in the commercial nuclear power industry and a total of 37 years of experience in the electric power industry.

During my career, I have worked in instrumentation and control design, plant modifications, procurement engineering, and nuclear licensing. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama where I was a member of the Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honorary society.



  • Design
  • Plant Modifications
  • Procurement Engineering
  • Nuclear Licensing

The past 24 years of my experience have been in Nuclear Licensing for Southern Nuclear Operating Company (SNC) supporting operation of the Joseph M. Farley, Edwin I. Hatch, and Vogtle Electric Generating Plant. During this time I have been recognized as a subject matter expert in:

  • Dry Spent Fuel Storage Licensing
  • ASME NQA-1 Quality Assurance Program Conversion and Consolidation
  • Regulatory Change Process
  • Design and Licensing Bases Reconstitution
  • Heavy Load Handling
  • Decommissioning Funding
  • Emerging Regulatory Issues

The above combination of experience in design, plant modifications, procurement engineering, quality assurance, and nuclear licensing provides me with the unique ability to minimize the potential for unforseen issues associated with changes to the plant design, its licensing bases, or your next component design basis inspection (CDBI).

Thank you again for taking the time to visit. Please email me at twsides@nuclearlicensingconsultants.com if I can assist you with regulatory or compliance issues.