The Country Nuclear Power Profiles compiles background information on the status and development of nuclear power programs in Member States. It consists of organizational and industrial aspects of nuclear power programs and provides information about the relevant legislative, regulatory, and international framework in each country. Its descriptive and statistical overview of the overall economic, energy, and electricity situation in each country, and its nuclear power framework is intended to serve as an integrated source of key background information about nuclear power programs in the world.
The preparation of Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP) was initiated in 1990s. It responded to a need for a database and a technical publication containing a description of the energy and economic situation, the energy and the electricity sector, and the primary organizations involved in nuclear power in IAEA Member States.
This is the 2009 edition issued on CD-ROM and Web pages. It updates the country information for 44 countries. The CNPP is updated based on information voluntarily provided by participating IAEA Member States. Participants include the 30 countries that have operating nuclear power plants, as well as 14 countries having past or planned nuclear power programmes (Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam).
For the 2009 edition, 26 countries provided updated or new profiles. For the other countries, the IAEA updated the profile statistical tables on nuclear power, energy development, and economic indicators based on information from IAEA and World Bank databases.
The IAEA officer responsible for the overall coordination and preparation of this publication was J. Mandula of the Division of Nuclear Power. The IAEA acknowledges the work of Thayyib Sahini Kadher-Mohien in the preparation of the new CNPP edition.
This publication has been prepared from the original CNPP reports
as submitted by the particular Member States. The views expressed in this
publication do not necessarily reflect those of the IAEA, the
governments of the nominating Member States or the nominating
organizations. Throughout the text names of Member States are retained
as they were when the text was compiled. The use of particular
designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by
the publisher, the IAEA, as to the legal status of such countries or
territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the
delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific
companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not
imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be
construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of the IAEA.
COUNTRY NUCLEAR POWER
PROFILES – 2009 EDITION
IAEA, VIENNA, 2009
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