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[en] INPRO is focused on the sustainability and sustainable development of nuclear energy systems. It works cooperatively and innovatively in a crosscutting and forward-looking approach, integrating into other Agency departments and programmes to achieve success. Over 20 years, INPRO has built strong relationships with IAEA Member States, bringing together countries with established nuclear power programmes and industries as well as those embarking on the use of nuclear power. We thank the Member States for all their support. This includes funding, providing venues for events such as our Dialogue Forums, and for sharing their expertise in the many fine Cost Free Experts who have worked in INPRO over the last two decades. INPRO's task is to identify opportunities for improvement in advanced nuclear concepts and to provide pathways to Member States for addressing future challenges in the broad areas of technology, infrastructure, policy or institutional approaches. Since 2010, INPRO has sponsored 17 Dialogue Forums to build partnerships, raise key issues and create an environment where creative and fruitful solutions can be achieved. The various dialogue topics have included, among others: the deployment of SMRs, Generation IV reactor concepts, nuclear supply chains, and the non-electric applications of nuclear energy. All of them support the UN Sustainable Development and climate change goals as well as the future sustainability of nuclear power.
[en] The IAEA's International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO) was established in 2000 based on an IAEA General Conference resolution to support efforts leading to long-term sustainable development and deployment of nuclear energy to help meet growing global energy needs in the 21st century. The activities of INPRO are based on an integrated and forward-looking approach that takes into consideration all aspects important to the sustainability of nuclear energy: economics, safety, security, environmental impact, non-proliferation, and effective national and international infrastructure. At this side event the IAEA will mark the 20th anniversary of INPRO and two decades of fostering the movement to create sustainable nuclear energy systems worldwide. Representatives of Member States and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) will share their experiences with INPRO projects and studies, discuss the impacts on their countries, lessons learned and expectations for the future. The session will provide highlights from INPRO's activities during the past 20 years, including the tools developed and support provided to Member States in nuclear energy sustainability assessments and global nuclear energy scenario modelling. The session will also describe INPRO's vision for the future, in a global setting of changing energy needs and technologies in the 21st century to help ensure that nuclear energy is and remains a sustainable source of energy.
[en] Summary: INPRO was established 20 years ago following a recommendation from the General Conference; INPRO contributed to better understanding of how nuclear energy can become a sustainable energy option; INPRO created knowledge and tools that can be used to ensure the sustainability of nuclear energy; INPRO Members guide directions, but INPRO s results and tools are available to all IAEA Member States.
[en] The International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles - INPRO was established in 2000 as an IAEA project at the initiative of the President of Russia at the Millennium summit. Main objective - help to ensure that nuclear energy is available to contribute in fulfilling energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Russian support for IAEA INPRO: 10 Years Financial contribution (1 mln US$ annually); Cost Free experts - leading Russian scientists and experts in nuclear innovations and international cooperation; Support by Russian Nuclear Institutes - INPRO Council headed by Academician E.P.Velikhov. INPRO methodology is the only internationally agreed guide for assessing Nuclear Energy Systems using sustainability criteria. Cooperation between Nuclear Technology Holders and Nuclear Technology Users contributes to Nuclear Power Development as well as Nuclear innovations. INPRO tools allow to make a multifactor and multi-purpose analysis of the energy system using both modern nuclear installations and advanced ones. Only INPRO allows to consider the development of nuclear energy from the point of view of global long-term scenarios. Common Russian view: To summarize, it should be noted that for 20 years of implementation INPRO has accumulated a potential sufficient for making a step in assisting INPRO Member States not only in strategy development but also in strategy setting.
[en] INPRO - An IAEA forward looking project that integrates all areas important to the sustainability of nuclear energy. The Future of INPRO: Collaborations and Trends: Analysis Support for Enhanced Nuclear Energy Sustainability (ASENES) - Integrated Tools; Nuclear Energy System Assessments (NESAs) - for SMRs and microreactor studies; INPRO - Energy System Models for Grids; INPRO Schools and Outreach to Universities; Dialogue Forum.
[en] Cooperation with IAEA on SFR SDC, SDGC: Contributions of IAEA Specialists: IAEA expert (Nuclear Safety and Security) has been a member of SDC TF; IAEA Department of Nuclear Energy, joins GIF, a yearly Workshop of safety of SFR and later of LMFR; and GIF Contributions to IAEA safety standards for SMRs, most of which overlap with Gen IV design tracks. Summary: Long and successful history of cooperation between GIF and INPRO IAEA; Messages of peaceful and sustainable use of Nuclear toward the world; International standards of safety design for Gen IV reactors.
[en] Nuclear Power in Ghana: A country can only adopt Nuclear Energy into its mix if there is a committed long term development plan; Such long term plan was evident when Ghana began its nuclear journey in the 1960's which was truncated; In 2008 the Government established the Adjei Bokoe presidential committee to report on the feasibility of adding nuclear to Ghana's energy mix which has led to Ghana's current nuclear programme Nuclear Power in Ghana. Conclusions: Ghana's Long Term Economic Plan can be realized with the support of a long term, sustainable energy source in the form of nuclear energy; INPRO analytical tools have assisted Ghana in completing some of the Phase 1 infrastructure issues and has resulted in Ghana completing and submitting its Programme Comprehensive Report; Ghana continues to use INPRO analytical tools and would continue to expand studies and assessment using INPRO tools.
[en] NESA using INPRO Methodology: A team comprising various stakeholders, lots of data, good judgment by experts guidance from INPRO, cooperation with vendors, time, maintaining a core team in case changes in team composition, include young personnel. Benefits and Impacts: Enhance awareness of key issues related to sustainability; Enhance understanding of activities of and approaches to innovative NES; NESA as input to strategic planning and decision making; Opportunities to be a partner in promoting IAEA services to Member States; Expanded networking with IAEA, international experts and institutions and technology holders; Leveraged expertise and capacity of human resources.