WANO, IAEA, and EPRI publish the first white paper

15 January 2020

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have published a joint new industry white paper. The paper outlines the challenges faced by new nuclear power units and entrants to the industry, and explains how the three organizations help operators and entrant countries to ensure that new units start up safely and on time.

Entitled “Nuclear Industry New Build/New Entrants,” this is the first white paper to be published collaboratively by the three organizations, under the auspices of the International Safety and Reliability Steering Committee.

The paper sets out the context of the new build landscape worldwide, with reactors constructed in the latter part of the 20th century approaching the end of their originally anticipated lives, while rapid expansion occurs elsewhere with many new units now under construction.

In the white paper, WANO, the IAEA and EPRI set out their expertise and services in supporting a variety of different types of new units and entrants to the nuclear industry.