Working Groups - World Nuclear Association

Working Groups - World Nuclear Association

Working GroupsPlans and Activities for 2012

IntroductionThe WNA Working Groups are forums through which the enterprises of the globalnuclear industry share information, conduct analysis, prepare WNA Position Statements,and develop and implement strategies for advancing their collective interest in the safeand expanding worldwide use of nuclear power. Each Working Group (WG) is chairedby an expert from the WNA membership. The WNA Secretariat provides administrativeand technical support.Working GroupsEach January, during meetings in London, the WNA WGs finalize their plans for theremainder of that year. Further WG meetings are held in April and September alongsidethe WNA’s conferences: World Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Annual WNA Symposium.Groups may also meet around WNA Symposia in China and India.ContentsPage Number01 Nuclear Fuel Cycle Plenary Session (Plenary Session) 402 Cooperation in Reactor Design Evaluation and Licensing WG (CORDEL) 503 Radiological Protection WG 604 Industry Economics WG 705 Nuclear Law and Contracting WG (NLC) 806 Supply Chain WG 907 Transport WG 1008 Fuel Technology WG 1109 Waste Management and Decommissioning WG 1210 Capacity Optimization WG 1311 Uranium Mining Standardization WG 1412 Construction Risk Management WG 1513 Security of the International Nuclear Fuel Cycle WG 1614 Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) 1715 Fuel Market Report Drafting Group 1816 Energy Futures Study Group 183

Group OneNUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE PLENARY SESSION (PLENARY SESSION)Chairman: Penny Buye (Cameco)Staff Director: Serge Gorlin ( and BackgroundThis forum, inaugurated in 2008, builds on thework of the previous long-established NuclearFuel WG and Trade Issues WG. In view of overlapsin subject matter and attendance, it was decidedthat the work of these two groups could betterbe pursued through a combined Plenary Session,with detailed “traditional” working group activitiesto be carried out through smaller interest groupsor task forces.The largest members’ forum, the Plenary Sessionoccurs three times a year as part of the normal cycleof WNA WG meetings. Sessions consist of formalpresentations and panel discussions on nuclear fueland trade, as well as reports from interest groupsin the areas of primary uranium supply, conversion,enrichment, fuel fabrication, secondary supply anddemand. The demand interest group, created in2010, looks into nuclear generating capacity bycountry, as well as the effect on demand of reactoroperating characteristics.So as to serve as a practical means of informingmembers about the WNA’s full agenda, the Plenaryalso receives periodic reports from the draftinggroup for the WNA biennial Fuel Market Reportand other WNA Working Groups.A Plenary Advisory Group (PAG), composed ofsenior WNA members, meets regularly to helpset the agenda for Sessions and secure high-calibrespeakers. The PAG also recommends on thecreation of interest groups or task forces. OnePAG role is to maintain a list of current topicsimpacting the nuclear fuel cycle, which helps toshape the agenda of future meetings.4

COOPERATION IN REACTOR DESIGN EVALUATION ANDLICENSING WG (CORDEL)Chairman: Jerry Head (GE-Hitachi)Deputy Chairmen: Hae Ryong Hwang (KEPCO E&C) and Xavier Pouget-Abadie (EDF)Staff Director: Irina Borysova ( of Strategy (Adviser to WNA): John Waddington ( TwoMission and BackgroundCreated in 2007, CORDEL works to promotethe achievement of a worldwide regulatory andindustry environment where internationallyaccepted standardized reactor designs can bewidely deployed without major design changes.The WG brings together experts in reactor design,licensing, nuclear law, safety and engineering froma wide range of WNA member companies andobservers from international organizations.In 2010, CORDEL published a report entitledInternational Standardization of Nuclear Reactor Designs,outlining a three-phase approach to achievinginternational standardization in parallel withefficient, transparent regulatory procedures andharmonized worldwide standards of nuclear safety.Also in 2010, CORDEL created a Steering Committeethat works to identify strategies and policieswhich are then assigned to relevant task forces forimplementation.2012 Key Activities1. Act as industry’s voice vis-à-vis the MultinationalDesign Evaluation Programme (MDEP) andother regulatory initiatives.2. Maintain active participation in the IAEA NuclearSafety Standards Committee (NUSSC). Continueto provide industry comments on the ongoingIAEA Safety Standards revision process and onspecific draft standards.3. Working through CORDEL’s Design ChangeManagement Task Force, analyse and developmechanisms which would enable standardizationto be maintained throughout a standard fleet’slifetime. A report with recommendations on howto improve international institutional mechanismsin this area will be released this year.4. Working through CORDEL’s ProbabilisticSafety Goals Task Force, promote harmonizationof probabilistic values and methodologies inthe industry.5. Working through the Licensing and Permitting TaskForce (set up jointly with the WNA’s Nuclear Law& Contracting WG), develop guidance and bestpractice on licensing and permitting, notably insupport of emerging markets. To this end, the taskforce conducted a survey of the WNA membershipand will this year deliver its findings in a report.6. Building on the recent MDEP Code ComparisonReport, the CORDEL Codes and StandardsTask Force has created two expert groups toinvestigate divergences in the areas of Qualificationof Personnel in Non-Destructive Examination(NDE) and Design Methodologies. Relevantquestionnaires, problem statements, comparisondocuments and best practice reports will be draftedthroughout 2012. This work will be conductedin active collaboration with MDEP’s Codes andStandards WG and the Standard DevelopmentOrganizations’ Board of Convergence.7. Monitor developments in the field of nuclearregulation and standards at the IAEA, the EuropeanUnion, at the national level and at various codeand standard development organizations. Payclose attention to nuclear new-build policies at thenational level.8. Encourage international cooperation in designreviews, mutual acceptance of design approvals,and (in the longer term) international certification ofdesigns. Continue to promote the “harmonization”concept at international and national conferencesand forums.5

Group ThreeRADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION WGChairman: Willie Harris (Exelon)Deputy Chairman: Marcel Lips (Kernkraftwerk Goesgen-Daeniken AG)Staff Director: Sylvain Saint-Pierre ( and BackgroundThe Radiological Protection Working Group(RPWG), created in 2002, aims to promoteimprovements in the international radiologicalprotection (RP) system by developing andadvocating scientifically sound positions of policyand practice for nuclear industry operations. Itacts as global nuclear industry’s interface on ICRP ¹and on IAEA 2 , notably through the IAEA RadiationSafety Standards Committee (RASSC).Post-Fukushima, RPWG plans to orientate its efforton: (a) tissue reactions and non-cancer effects (e.g.blood circulatory diseases), a key issue that couldresult in a considerable reduction (by a factor of2 or 4) in current whole body dose limits, andincrease the complexity of compensation schemesin the event of accidents; (b) RP for emergencyand post-emergency situations; (c) approachesfor normal radioactive discharges associated withnuclear new build; and (d) RP of the environment.2012 Key Activities1. Keep industry engaged in international RPdevelopments (e.g. by leading organizationssuch as ICRP, UNSCEAR 3 , IAEA and OECD/NEA 4 ) with a particular emphasis on the aboveitems (a) and (b). Ensure industry’s viewsare heard, develop supporting material, andcoordinate sustained participation from industryinternationally (events, reviews, etc.).2. With regard to tissue reactions and non-cancereffects, develop industry views on a recentICRP draft report (entitled “Early and late effectsof radiation…”), strengthen support for theseviews, and advocate them at the following twokey RP events in 2012: the IRPA13 Congressin Glasgow (May) and the OECD/NEA 3rdWorkshop on Science and Value in RP in Tokyo(November). Position industry in anticipation ofa 2nd ICRP international symposium.3. In anticipation of a revision of internationalpolicies and standards relating to RP foremergency and post-emergency situations,develop industry positions and promote themthrough IAEA and ICRP.4. Develop and advocate industry positions onunsound approaches to controlling radioactivedischarges from normal operations, which actas a hindrance to new build.5. Continue to monitor the work of internationalorganizations on RP of the environment andcoordinate industry participation in this work.6. Monitor scientific and policy developmentsarising from a recent draft ICRP report onprotection against radon exposure, whichcould result in revision of the dose coefficientfactor (DCF) and in further imbalance of thecontrol over public exposure. This item is ledby uranium miners through the WNA WG onUranium Mining Standardization.1ICRP: International Commission on Radiological Protection2IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency3UNSCEAR: United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects ofAtomic Radiation4OECD/NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization forEconomic Cooperation and Development

INDUSTRY ECONOMICS WGChairman: Milt Caplan (MZ Consulting)Staff Director: Steve Kidd ( FourMission and BackgroundThis WG’s initial product was a widely-referencedreport The New Economics of Nuclear Power, issuedin 2005. This was followed by Structuring NuclearProjects for Success in 2008. The WG’s primary focusnow is on developing a better understanding of thecapital costs of new nuclear plants and comparingprojections showing the potential role of nuclearpower in the 21st century global energy mix.2012 Key Activities1. Continue to provide regular updates to theheavily-used WNA website Information Paper:The Economics of Nuclear Power.2. Launch a consolidated report combining TheNew Economics of Nuclear Power and StructuringNuclear Projects for Success as Nuclear PowerEconomics and Project Structuring. This willreflect recent changes in key data and differentapproaches to presenting the nuclear case.3. Continue to collect and discuss new datademonstrating the strong economics ofexisting nuclear power plants and thearguments for continuing to operate these,even in the face of substantial additionalcapital expenditure.4. Study the structuring of nuclear projects andtheir financing in different regions of the worldwith a view to publishing a report.5. Examine heavily renewables-dependent energystrategies to highlight their fundamentaleconomic weaknesses and their attendantthreat to nuclear.7

SUPPLY CHAIN WGChairman: Juan Molina (Westinghouse Electric Company)Staff Director: Greg Kaser ( Chairman: TBDGroup SixMission and BackgroundAs nuclear power spreads around the world,economic factors and initiatives for localizingproduction are driving the internationalization ofthe supply chain. The industry is facing commonchallenges in, for example, understanding andmeeting national technical regulations, achievingvendor and product qualification and monitoringand identifying market trends.The Working Group, set up in 2010, provides avoice for the industry with its key stakeholders,including the investor community, at aninternational level. It has been preparing a MarketReport consolidating key data and information onthe nuclear supply chain. This will seek to addressboth technical and legal topics and examine markettrends. The report will complement WNA’s FuelMarket Report and include:• An up-to-date picture of planned and on-goingNPP construction• An analysis of the worldwide market forcomponents• An analysis of supplier capacity• A review of trends in the market• A look at how the industry is addressing thechallenges in the market• Recommendations for harmonization of practicesand standardsThe remit of the WG encompasses the sharing ofgeneral information and leading practices, as wellas identifying and addressing common issues inthe manufacture of components and systems andassociated services.2012 Key Activities1. Build up a database of “who does what andwhere” on key components.2. Build up a database on the status of planned andongoing NPP construction projects.3. Provide information that facilitates vendorqualification internationally.4. Produce the first WNA Market Report on thenuclear supply chain.5. Collate a database of key companies worldwideable to participate in major nuclear projects witha view to developing a separate “buyers’ guide”.6. Develop an in-house source of expertise onthe codes and standards already applying tocertification of NPP components (e.g. ASME)and develop ideas for harmonization of these.7. Identify possible “pinch points” of supply.9

Group SevenTRANSPORT WGChairman: Armin Orichel (RSB Logistic) Deputy Chairman: Francisco Tarin (ENUSA)Staff Director: Serge Gorlin ( and BackgroundThe mission of the Transport WG, formed in 1995,is to act as a forum for communicating industrydevelopments and best practice, to identifyand resolve issues relating to the shipment ofradioactive materials (RAM), and to ensure thatkey transport issues are not overlooked by otherparts of the industry.The WG represents the industry on the IAEA’sTransport Safety Committee (TRANSSC) and onthe International Steering Committee on Denialsof Shipments (ISC-DOS) hosted by the IAEA.It maintains regular contact and coordinatesactivities with relevant organizations working inthe transport domain, such as: World NuclearTransport Institute, Foratom, the InternationalSource Suppliers and Producers Association,Tantalum-Niobium International Study Centre andthe Nuclear Energy Institute.2012 Key Activities1. Following successful visits to shipping terminalsin Fos-sur-Mer, Bremerhaven and Shanghaiin 2010-11, continue to conduct uraniumstewardship visits to terminals with a view todeveloping mutual assurance, and encouragingbest practice in the handling of RAM.2. In collaboration with fellow members of theISC-DOS:• Publicise the ISC-DOS brochure, and continueto develop materials that emphasize theexcellent track record of shipping RAM overthe last 50 years, the essential benefits thatRAM brings to economies and health services,and the negative consequences that can ensuewhen movement of these materials is denied;• Encourage the WNA membership to reportdifficulties encountered in the shipment ofRAM for inclusion in a confidential databaseadministered by the IAEA/IMO, thus helpingthe ISC-DOS to establish a global pictureof bottlenecks and hot spots, and takeappropriate action.3. Working through TRANSSC, affirm the needfor, and recommend ways of implementing:• A stable and harmonized regulatory frameworkfor the shipment of RAM• A relevant portfolio of products maintainedby the IAEA Transport Safety Unit, for use byMembers States and industry.4. Work with IAEA and other trade associationsto ensure that international transport securityguidance brings real benefits to security,without inhibiting the sustainable transport ofradioactive materials5. Conduct special nuclear transport event inNew Delhi around IINS, providing a forum fortransport experts from inside and outside Indiato exchange information on leading practice,while giving WNA members an insight into thespecificities of the regulatory regime in thisimportant developing market.

FUEL TECHNOLOGY WGChairman: Jim Malone (Lightbridge Corporation)Staff Director: Julian Kelly ( EightMission and BackgroundThe Fuel Technology Working Group (FTWG)was set up in 2011 in response to the heightenedimpetus to develop nuclear fuel technologies thatcan offer improved safety margins and/or betteroperational economics. Already, nuclear fueloperates for long periods producing power withhigh reliability in a harsh environment. However,there is still scope – through the enhancementof materials and designs – to make advances in:(a) maximizing operational power ratings (b)minimizing spent fuel volume & radiotoxicity (c)improving materials reliability and safety margins(e.g. to melting).2012 Key Activities1. Building on work already undertaken by theWG, collate technical information on thevarious new fuel types, and draft a report:Safety Criteria for New Fuel Technologies to bepublished mid-year.2. Continue to work closely with the OECD-NuclearEnergy Agency on the issue of establishing andusing peer-reviewed fuel safety criteria.3. Examine the impact of the deployment of variousnew fuel types on uranium and SWU demandand report findings to the WNA Plenary.FTWG is assessing a range of new nuclear fueltypesthat will be suitable for deployment in thecurrent generation of water-cooled reactors. Ithas identified the few broad fuel technologiesthat have particularly strong potential for neartermcommercialization, including robust ceramicfuel claddings and higher thermal conductivity fuelmatrices.The FTWG is a forum for technically-mindedindustry professionals interested in the generatingdeeper understanding of the nuclear fueltechnologies that are currently under development.Its goal is to accelerate timelines and lessen theperceived investment risk associated with thedevelopment of new nuclear fuels.11

Group NineWASTE MANAGEMENT AND DECOMMISSIONING WGChairman: TBDStaff Director: Jamie Townes ( and BackgroundThis WG monitors developments and shapes industrypositions with a view to improving the system ofwaste management and decommissioning, andpromoting re-use and recycling of material – andsafe disposal of wastes – from nuclear sites.The WG has produced two WNA PositionStatements: (I) Safe Management of NuclearWaste and Used Nuclear Fuel; and (2) SafeDecommissioning of Nuclear Industry Sites. The WGrepresents industry interests on the IAEA WasteSafety Standards Committee (WASSC).• Support for the evolution of practical andworkable solutions for interim storage anddisposal of UNF and HLW based on increasedrealism and efficiency• Promotion of the idea that standard engineeringknow-how as well as unique expertise arenecessary at an early stage to produce soundstorage and disposal solutions2012 Key Activities1. Build on the 2011 WNA Statement – TowardsGreater Efficiency in the Management of Low-LevelRadioactive Material that Concurrently SupportsReuse, Recycling and Disposal – by developingstrategies that help deliver the aims of theStatement, including bringing the key issues tothe attention of a wider range of stakeholders.122. Create a group of industry experts to engagein the international debate that is emergingpost-Fukushima on sound managementstrategies for the back end of the nuclear fuelcycle. The interests of this group will coverthe management of used nuclear fuel (UNF) atnuclear power plants (NPPs), interim storage(wet and dry) of UNF, the disposal of UNF orhigh-level radioactive waste (HLW), and therelated national and company strategies andpractices. This group will focus in particular on:• Changes to UNF storage specifics• The need to avoid indecisions and/or inactionson the decongestion of UNF inventory in NPPpools that are reaching design capacity3. Monitor developments and advocate theindustry’s views on key waste management anddecommissioning policies, standards and conceptswithin leading international organisations such asthe IAEA, OECD/NEA and ICRP.4. Using the IAEA classification for radioactivewastes, explore options for simple and innovativeapplications for low-level and intermediate-levelradioactive wastes.5. Create a sub-group of experts on decommissioningand dismantling strategies with a view to improvingindustrial efficiency in this area.

CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION WGChairman: Mike Baron (Exelon Nuclear Partners)Staff Director: David Hess ( TenMission and BackgroundCreated in 2008, this WG’s remit is to surveyall aspects of nuclear power plant operations inorder to identify means by which nuclear plantsworldwide can attain optimal capacity. There arenumerous benefits to this – both direct benefitsto individual companies, as well as benefits for theindustry at large.In 2010, the WG published its first reportentitled Optimized Capacity: Global Trends andIssues, where it identified the major factorscontributing to energy loss and suggested areasfor further investigation.In 2011, the Group created two Task Forces inthe areas of Extended Power Uprates (EPU)and Outage Optimization. The first of theseis being led by Westinghouse and Vattenfall; thesecond by Exelon.2012 Key Activities1. Conduct survey of reactor vendors, operatorsand turbine manufacturers with a view toidentifying lessons learned and best practicesin EPU projects around the world. The datawill be used to prepare a report, including casestudies, aimed at senior management.2. Recognizing the very important role thatoutages and unplanned outage extensions play incapacity loss, circulate to nuclear plant operatorsworldwide a macrogap analysis template forkey windows on a typical refuelling outage. Toencourage sharing of information, the templatewill contain Exelon’s own estimates for outagewindows. The data collected may identify areaswhere operators are underperforming, thusinforming the WG of future work areas.3. Issue revised version of: Optimized Capacity:Global Trends and Issues13

Group ElevenURANIUM MINING STANDARDIZATION WGChairmen: John Takala (Cameco) and Frank Harris (Rio Tinto)Staff Director: Sylvain Saint-Pierre ( and BackgroundIn anticipation of an era of a global expansion ofuranium supply with a growing number of emerginguranium production countries, WNA will maintaina strong focus on – and promote – best practicesin uranium mining. Underpinning this work isthe WNA policy document on Sustaining GlobalBest Practices in Uranium Mining and Processing,Principles for Managing Radiation, Health and Safety,Waste and the Environment, published in 2008. Thedocument has wide support from uranium miningproducers and major international and nationalorganizations.To build on the WNA policy document, a coregroup of uranium mine operators agreed in 2011 ona specially funded three-year work program, whichcomprises the three projects described below. TheUranium Mining Standardization Working Group wascreated in April 2011 to formalize the launching ofthis work programme.2012 Key ActivitiesProject One: Provide industry leadership associatedwith the risks of radon in uranium mining, throughthe following steps:(a) Develop a protocol for determining, withrespect to radon decay products, dosimetricparameters for practical implementation inuranium mining;(b) Review the findings of relevant epidemiologicalstudies to help ensure that industry understandsunderlying issues and remains abreast ofscientific developments;(c) Engage with IAEA, ICRP and other organizationsto seek collaboration and cooperation in thedevelopment of a practical radon standardconsistent with both safety and industry efficiency.Project Two: Achieve widespread agreementon indicators that demonstrate adherence tosustainable development performance. This willrequire developing a protocol for the evaluationof uranium mine operator’s performance inthe areas of environment, health and safety,and management systems. This project bringstogether major nuclear utilities and mineoperators to cooperate on standardization ofroutine reporting on sustainable development.The aim is to produce a valuable, internationallycredible source of information that helps nuclearutilities in interacting with stakeholders onuranium supply.Project Three: Promote universal adherence tothe WNA policy document on uranium miningstandards through communication of the principleswith stakeholders (industry, government andexternal) and the use of common indicators (asdescribed under Project Two) to encouragecompliance. The premise of this effort is that theprinciples set in the WNA policy documenthold special relevance for emerging uraniumproducing countries that lack fully developedregulations on radiation, health and safety, wasteand the environment associated with uraniummining and processing.

CONSTRUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT WGActing Chairman: François Perchet (EDF) Deputy Chairman: TBDStaff Director: Greg Kaser ( TwelveMission and BackgroundDiscussions between engineering, procurementand construction (EPC) companies andgenerators within WNA and from outside itsmembership during the course of 2011 haveled to the establishment of a new WG focusedon Construction Risk Management. WNAmembers involved in construction (as clients andcontractors) felt that they needed a mechanismto coordinate views on regulatory and policyissues that impact the nuclear industry as a whole,in terms of, for example, responding to IAEAconsultation exercises and helping to define,develop and promote industrial standards.The remit of the WG shall encompass the sharingof general information and leading practices andaddressing common issues in constructing safe,timely and cost efficient nuclear power projectsthat enhances confidence in nuclear power. TheWG intends to meet about three times a year oras necessary.2012 Key Activities1. Analyze the lessons learnt from recent workforceaccidents on nuclear construction sites to seeif there are general principles to be taken onboard for improving health and safety.2. Examine the initiative by the China Atomic EnergyAuthority for an International Construction TrainingCentre set up in Beijing with IAEA support.3. Provide industry feedback on the IAEA’sdraft Safety Guide on Construction of NuclearInstallations.4. Consider the implications of the IAEA’s decision toconduct pre-OSART (Operational Safety ReviewTeam) missions during the construction phase.5. Share available studies on risks and adverseevents available from engineering andprofessional sources.6. Examine the scope for improving communicationwith local communities and public understandingin the light of recent protests in India andelsewhere.15

Group ThirteenSECURITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE WGChairman: Pat Upson (Consultant)Staff Director: Isis Stafford ( and BackgroundThe Security of the International Nuclear FuelCycle Working Group was established in 2005.The original mission, completed in 2006, was toproduce a report providing an industry analysisand commentary on the policy debate evolvingat that time on sensitive nuclear technologies,with particular reference to the IAEA initiativeon Multilateral Approaches to the NuclearFuel Cycle.The WG has continued to meet and keep abreastof the issues. The report has formed the basis forproposals subsequently put forward, and continuesto be consistent with the fuel bank proposals ofthe IAEA and national governments.During 2011, the WG reviewed and updatedthe report, taking account of agreed changes inapproach, and new fuel bank initiatives which havebeen proposed. It was reissued in January 2012.This year, the WG will continue to review anynew initiatives and to develop opportunities todisseminate its report to the nuclear industry, newplayers and other stakeholders worldwide.16

STRATEGIC ADVISORY GROUP (SAG)Chairmen: Jean-Jacques Gautrot (Areva) and Robert Van Namen (USEC)Staff Director: Virginie Ryan-Taïx ( and Background2012 FocusRESTRICTED MEMBERSHIPGroup FourteenThis Group, created in 2011, builds on thefoundations of the Global Strategies Group (GSG).SAG seeks to identify challenges facing the globalnuclear industry, as well as opportunities to advanceits position in international, regional and nationalpolicy arenas, including ways to improve publicacceptance of nuclear energy. It further assesseswork being undertaken by the WNA WorkingGroups and by the WNA Secretariat. It provides aregular report to the Board of its recommendationson how to improve the industry’s position.In 2012, SAG will continue to assess theconsequences of the Fukushima accident forthe industry, and consider restorative actions. Inparticular, it will make recommendations to theBoard on practical ways for the WNA to becomethe global hub for sharing of best practices andlessons learned on public communications, and withresponsibility for creating a common set of messageson the future of the nuclear industry.SAG membership is restricted to selected WNAmember company representatives who are wellpositioned to conduct broad analyses of theworldwide nuclear industry, are familiar with WNA’sinternal organization and working processes, andare involved in WNA Working Groups and theBoard of Management.17

Group FifteenFUEL MARKET REPORT DRAFTING GROUPChairmen: Sashi Davies (Extract Resources) and Miroslav Sedina (CEZ)Staff Director: Ian Emsley ( and BackgroundThe biennial WNA Fuel Market Report, publishedsince the days of the Uranium Institute, is anauthoritative industry reference on nuclear fuelsupply and demand. The next edition of the reportwill be published in September 2013.An expert group has been created from the WNAmembership with responsibility for data collection,analysis and drafting. This group is then brokendown into teams covering different areas of thenuclear fuel cycle.The 2013 report will provide long-term dataand forecasts, and include chapters on nucleargenerating capacity, as well as uranium, conversion,enrichment and fuel fabrication supply and demand.Group SixteenENERGY FUTURES STUDY GROUPStaff Director: Ian Emsley ( and BackgroundThis study group was set up in September 2011 toexamine the impact of developments in non-nucleargenerating technologies and policy on the outlookfor nuclear generation. A principle task will be toreview multi-sector energy/electricity scenariosproduced by credible forecasting organizations.The output from this work will be used to supportscenarios in the WNA Fuel Market Report and mayalso be published as a separate report.2. Establish contact with the authors of previousmulti-sector energy scenario work producedby bodies, such as International Energy Agency,World Energy Council, Energy InformationAdministration, European Commission,Eurelectric, and Nuclear Energy Agency inorder to understand better the approaches andassumptions used by these authors.3. Present findings of energy/electricity scenarioreviews at both WNA and external meetings.2012 Key Activities181. Conduct detailed review of the EU’s EnergyRoadmap to 2050 and consider publication of aglobal nuclear industry response.

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