The following structure was revised by participating national experts in 2003 and should be used by the national contributors as guidance for the country nuclear power profile. References on where to find more detailed information should be given when necessary. Examples are: websites in the country and sources of information. All tables and charts should contain the source of information. If a section is not applicable to a particular country, then it should be said that it is not applicable.
1. ENERGY, ECONOMIC AND ELECTRICITY INFORMATION
NOTE: Information for this section could be provided in a concise form pointing to official links already available on the Internet or references for more detailed information. For energy units, please refer to the Attachment at the end of this outline.
1.1. General overview
Note: Information in this section should not be more than 3 pages (including the tables).
1.2. Energy policy 1
Brief description of current energy policy in terms of, for example, independence of the sector, use of domestic resources, importance of market forces, influence of climate change and impact of the Kyoto protocol on the energy policy. Discussion on the energy resources of the country and their impact on energy policy. (Changes in energy policy should be included in Section 4.)
1.3. The electricity system 1
1.3.1. Policy and decision making process – including planning the electricity system
1.3.2. Structure of electric power sector – generation, transmission and distribution network
1.3.3. Main indicators – a table on electricity production and installed generating capacity and a table on energy related ratios (see sample formats below)
2. NUCLEAR POWER SITUATION 1
2.1. Historical Development and current nuclear power organizational structure1
Brief overview of the main decisions and events related to the implementation and development of the nuclear programmes.
2.1.2. Current organizational chart(s)
The chart(s) might cover institutional relationships, for example, licensing authorization, financial relationships, i.e. share holdings, and technical/operational relationships, i.e. supply of equipment, materials or services.
2.2. Nuclear power plants: status and operations1
The main organizations, institutes and companies involved in nuclear power related activities; the boundaries of 'nuclear power activities' might be adapted to the national situation according to the judgement of the drafter; whenever possible, organizational charts should be provided, a short text describing the various entities is desirable but not essential. The drafter for each country should indicate the criteria for the choice of the main organizations presented in this section. The activities performed by the organizations and institutions should also be mentioned here.
2.2.1. Status of nuclear power plants
Status of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in operation and under construction, as well as suspension and cancellations of units under construction, permanently shut down and decommissioned. Table on status of nuclear power plants, (see sample format below)
Note: Include a map of the country indicating the nuclear power plants and site links, if possible.
2.2.2. Performance of NPPs
Brief description of overall performance of NPPs (performance indicators and electricity generation)
Note: Please insert a link to the PRIS database for information on individual reactors.
2.2.3. Plant upgrading and plant life management
2.2.4. Nuclear power development: projections and plans
2.2.5. Decommissioning: information and plans
2.3. Supply of NPPs1
Including architect engineers, nuclear steam supply systems (NSSS) and main component suppliers.
2.4. Operation of NPPs1
Indicating owners/operators if relevant, operation and maintenance service suppliers and operator training.
2.5. Fuel cycle and waste management1
Describe relevant information on uranium mining to spent fuel management and waste disposal activities and indicate the organizations responsible.
2.6. Research and development1
2.6.1. R&D organizations and institutes
Institutes, research centers, etc., independent from the companies listed in the sections above, e.g. atomic energy commissions and national laboratories. A description of the national policy, programmes and funding could be included in this section.
2.6.2. Development of advanced and new generation nuclear reactor systems1
Description of the country's engagement in the development of advanced nuclear reactors, including implementation plans and all necessary details.
2.7. International co-operation and initiatives1
Brief description of research and development activities carried out jointly with other countries and/or within the framework of international projects, technical and industrial co-operation, and transfer of know-how and technology (excluding the information in the annex1 of international, multilateral and bilateral agreements).
2.8. Human resources development1
Human resource development as related to nuclear industry programs only, provided by
3. NATIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS1
3.1. Safety authority and the licensing process
Brief description of the role and responsibilities of the safety authority and the overall licensing process for nuclear facilities.
3.2. Main national laws and regulations in nuclear power
List of the essential legal texts regulating nuclear power in the country, with reference to the original publications or links; including a brief summary of the mechanisms in place for financing decommissioning and waste disposal.
4. CURRENT ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN NUCLEAR POWER
The information provided in this section should be limited to the most recent developments and current issues. This section could provide the following information:
Note: This section may be updated more frequently than the other sections.
Bibliography (suggested reading for more detailed information).
International, multilateral and bilateral agreements
List of international conventions and bilateral agreements signed/ratified by the country in the field of nuclear power.
Directory of the main organizations, institutions and companies involved in nuclear power related activities
As mentioned in Section 2 (name, address, telephone number, facsimile number, e-mail address, web site address, main activities and production capabilities).
PREFIXES AND CONVERSION FACTORS
TABLE 1. PREFIXES
TABLE 2. CONVERSION FACTORS FOR ENERGY
TABLE 3. CONVERSION FACTORS FOR MASS
TABLE 4. CONVERSION FACTORS FOR VOLUME
1. Information to be supplied by experts from Member States.
2. Information already available to the IAEA Secretariat. However, additional information may be provided by national experts and will be taken into account by the Secretariat.