Poland Becomes Member of INPRO
Nov 10, 2010
Ms Hanna Trojanowska, Government Commissioner for Nuclear Power and Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economy, has conveyed to the IAEA the request of the Government of Poland to become a full member of INPRO. This also includes an offer of making extra-budgetary contributions to the Project.
Described often as the "non-nuclear island" in Central Europe, Poland decided in 2009 to introduce a nuclear power programme which will be designed and implemented following a public debate and the Government's final approval. Poland has made a significant commitment to a nuclear power programme in its recent mid-term energy policy strategy until 2030, which includes "a diversification of power generation sources through implementation of nuclear power". As a newcomer country, Poland will benefit from support to national long-range strategic nuclear energy planning and decision making, an area where INPRO has a long-term expertise.
Mr. Y. Sokolov, INPRO Project Manager and IAEA Deputy Director General of Nuclear Energy, welcomed Poland as a new INPRO member and emphasized the country's opportunity to benefit largely from the international cooperation facilitated by INPRO, mostly in terms of provision of tools, models, publications and expertise in the support of sustainable energy deployment and technical innovation. Furthermore, as a full member, Poland will be able to actively participate in the dialogue between technology holders and users as well as take advantage of the results and findings of INPRO studies.
Contact: Peter Gowin