PRIS related publications




Nuclear Power Reactors in the World (RDS-2)
Nuclear Power Reactors in the World, Reference Data Series No. 2, 2014 edition.

This is the 34th edition of Reference Data Series No.2, which presents the most recent reactor data available to the IAEA. It contains summarized information as of the end of 2013 on power reactors operating, under construction and shut down as well as performance data on reactors operating in the IAEA Member States.

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Operating Experience with NPP (OPEX)
Operating Experience with Nuclear Power Stations in Member States in 2013, CD-ROM 2014 edition.

This CD-ROM contains the 45th edition of the IAEA's series of annual reports on operating experience with nuclear power plants in Member States. It is a direct output from the IAEA's Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) and contains information on electricity production and overall performance of individual plants during 2013. In addition to annual information, the report contains a historical summary of performance during the lifetime of individual plants and figures illustrating worldwide performance of the nuclear industry. The CD-ROM contains also an overview of design characteristics and dashboards (not included into the web version) of all operating nuclear power plants worldwide.

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PRIS STATISTICS – User’s Manual
PRIS STATISTICS – Power Reactor Information System Statistical Reports
User’s Manual: Computer Manual Series 22

This user’s manual provides practical guidelines how to work with PRIS-Statistics application and detailed information for each report in the application. Statistical reports support analyses of nuclear power development and strategies, and the evaluation of nuclear power plant performance. The PRIS database can be used for comprehensive trend analyses and benchmarking against best performers and industrial standards.

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Country Nuclear Power Profiles (CNPP)
Country Nuclear Power Profiles, CD-ROM 2014 edition.

The Country Nuclear Power Profiles compile background information on the status and development of nuclear power programmes in Member States. The CNPP summarizes organizational and industrial aspects of nuclear power programmes and provides information about the relevant legislative, regulatory and international framework in each State. Its descriptive and statistical overview of the overall economic, energy, and electricity situation in each State and its nuclear power framework is intended to serve as an integrated source of key background information about nuclear power programmes throughout the world. This 2014 edition, issued on CD-ROM and on-line, contains updated country information for 51 States.

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PRIS reference document
The Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) and its Extension to Non-electrical Applications, Decommissioning and Delayed Projects Information, IAEA Technical Report Series No. 428, 2005.

The IAEA’s Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) contains detailed information on nuclear power plants worldwide since they started commercial operation. It covers a broad range of information, including reactor design characteristics, plant general specifications, operating experience data and non-electrical applications of nuclear power plants such as steam production and desalination. This report describes all the elements of PRIS and explains the rules, coding, terminology and definitions used in the system.

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IAEA TECDOC 1393: International Outage Coding System
The experience obtained in each individual plant constitutes the most relevant source of information for improving its performance. However, experience of the level of the utility country- and worldwide is also extremely valuable, as there are limitations to what can be learned from in-house experience. Learning from the experience of others is difficult if the information is not harmonized. Therefore, such systems should be standardized and applicable to all types of reactors, satisfying the needs of the broad set of nuclear power plant operators worldwide and allowing experience to be shared internationally. To cope with the considerable amount of information gathered from nuclear power plants worldwide, it is necessary to codify the information facilitating the identification of causes of outages, systems or component failures. Therefore, the IAEA established a sponsored Coordinated Research Project (CRP) on the International Outage Coding System to develop a general, internationally applicable system of coding nuclear power plant outages, providing worldwide nuclear utilities with a standardized tool for reporting outage information. This publication summarizes the results of this CRP and provides information for transformation of the historical outage data into the new coding system, taking into consideration the existing systems for coding nuclear power plant events (WANO, IAEA-IRS and IAEA PRIS) but avoiding duplication of efforts.

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IAEA TECDOC 1544 : Nuclear Power Plant Design Characteristics
The Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) is a comprehensive data source on nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the world. It includes specification and performance history data of operating reactors as well as of reactors under construction or being decommissioned. The NPP design characteristics represent a fundamental part of the PRIS database. They provide important information on the main systems and components and can provide a comprehensive picture of unit design, technology and system configuration. The characteristics can also be used as basic criteria to group reactors with similar or identical design features for operational performance analysis. The aim of this publication is to provide guidelines for PRIS data providers and to detail information about PRIS design characteristics for those using PRIS data for performance analysis, benchmarking or just as a reliable source of technical information related to NPPs.

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Energy, Electricity and Nuclear Power Estimates for the Period up to 2050
Reference Data Series 1; 2013 Edition

The thirty third edition of the annual Reference Data Series No.1 contains estimates of energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to the year 2050, using a variety of sources, such as the IAEA’s Power Reactor Information System and data prepared by the United Nations.

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WNA Report: Optimized Capacity: Global Trends and Issues
A Report by the World Nuclear Association’s Capacity Optimization Working Group.

This report draws upon data collected in the International Atomic Energy Association’s (IAEA’s) Power Reactor Information Service (PRIS) database to present a snapshot of the performance of the world’s operating nuclear power reactors as well as a breakdown of the principle reasons for capacity loss.

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PRIS is also used to provide materials for other IAEA publications.