Regional Workshop Series

Technical and Regulatory Issues Facing Nuclear Power Plants – Leveraging Global Experience


Today’s nuclear industry faces a number of challenges relating to the operation of existing fleets and the construction of new plants. While it is not often recognized, these challenges can be overlapping.

Since the 1970s, the World Nuclear Association has served as a forum for the global industry to exchange information and to develop safe and efficient solutions to common issues. Over the last 15 years its work has extended into more technical areas relating to power plant management.


We are pleased to continue our consultation/outreach initiative, a series of workshops in different regions, to solicit information on the main technical and regulatory issues facing nuclear power plants.

The workshop series is being coordinated by the Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing Working Group, and Long-term Operation Task Force


(1) Individual workshop proceedings identifying regional concerns. These will be shared with various stakeholders in order for them to incorporate (if necessary) into their programmes.

(2) A final report based on the input received from the regional workshops identifying and prioritizing global issues that could be addressed by World Nuclear Association Working Groups.

Third Workshop – Shanghai – May 2018

The third workshop was held in Shanghai, China on 15-16 May 2018. For further information please see the event website.

Previous Workshops

First Workshop – Chicago – June 2016

Approximately 50 senior representatives from operators, vendors, suppliers and regulators kicked off the first in a series of regional workshops organized by the Association and hosted by Exelon Generation in Chicago, Illinois, US on 1-2 June.

The focus of the two-day workshop was North America, with the agenda on the first day devoted to long-term operation and on the second to new build.

Second Workshop – Moscow – October 2016

Senior representatives from operators, vendors, suppliers and regulators mainly from Russia and countries developing VVER projects, attended the second regional workshops organized by the Association in cooperation with Rosatom, and hosted by AtomStroyExport in Moscow, Russia on 25-26 October.

The first day was devoted to long-term operation and on the second day to new build, in Russia and in countries with VVER plants in operation and/or projects (Belarus, Turkey, Finland, Czech Republic). For more information please see the event website.




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