Technical Cooperation Project INT/4/142:
"Promoting Technology Development and Application of Future Nuclear Energy Systems in Developing Countries"

Workshop on IAEA Tools for Nuclear Energy System Assessment for Long-Term Planning and Development

20-23 July 2009

IAEA (C04 Board Room), Vienna, Austria

The purpose of the workshop is to present to Member States tools and methods that are available from the IAEA in support of long-term energy planning and nuclear energy system assessments, both focusing on the sustainable development of nuclear energy. This includes tools devoted to energy system planning, indicators for sustainable energy development, the INPRO methodology for Nuclear Energy System Assessment (NESA) and tools for analysing nuclear fuel cycle material balance. The workshop also intends to obtain feedback from Member States on applying the tools, share experiences and lessons learned, and identify needs for IAEA support.

Group Photo
Fifty participants from over 40 countries attended the Workshop
at the IAEA Headquarters (Photo: M.Gladyshev/IAEA)

Workshop Folder

Presentations made during the Workshop

  • Opening Statement by Mr Y. Sokolov, Deputy Director General,
    Department of Nuclear Energy, and INPRO Project Manager

Session 1: Integrated Approach to Energy Planning and Nuclear Energy Development

  • Conceptual framework of an integrated approach for long-term energy development and NESA (A.I. Jalal / R. Beatty)

Session 2: Energy Assessment for Long-Term Planning

Session 3: NESA using the INPRO Methodology

  • Introduction and Overview of the Methodology (F. Depisch)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Economics (P. Florido)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Infrastructure (T. Mazour)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Waste Management (Z. Drace)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Proliferation Resistance (B. Moran)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Physical Protection (M. Gregoric)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Environment (S. Fesenko)
  • INPRO Assessment in the area of Safety (F. Lignini)
  • Summary of lessons learned and benfits from case studies performed by INPRO Members (R. Beatty)
  • NESA support package (R. Beatty)

Session 4: Case Studies and Future Plans

Experience from Member States:

  1. Energy planning: Ghana (J. Mawunyo) and Vietnam (Doan Phac Le)
  2. Case studies using the INPRO Methodology: Ukraine (E. Nearonov) and Brazil (O. Goncalves)

Future Plans:

  1. Energy planning development tools (A.I. Jalal)
  2. INPRO Action Plan for 2010 and 2011 (P. Gowin)

Session 5: Additional IAEA-INPRO Tools to Support NE Deployment

  1. Tools for Lifecycle analyses: DESAE code (V. Tsibulsky), NFCSS code (G. Fesenko)
  2. Application to the analyses of future scenarios on global vision/CPs GAINS and FINITE (P. Villalibre)

Session 6: Related Infrastructure Activities

  • Nuclear infrastructure development for newcomers: Milestones document and INIR (T. Mazour)
  • Nuclear Security Concerns and Activities (M. Gregoric)

Session 7: Needs of Member States and Summary

  • Statement by Ms A. Cetto, Deputy Director General, Department of Technical Cooperation
  • National and regional support from TC to MSs interested in using the IAEA tools for energy development and NESA (I. Videnovic)

    Experience from India

    Comments and Suggestions from Participants

Background Information

IAEA Responsible Officers

Workshop Directors:

Mr. Palmiro Villalibre, INPRO Group, Division of Nuclear Power, Department of Nuclear Energy;
tel.: +43 1 2600 26718, e-mail:

Mr. Ahmed Irej Jalal, Planning and Economic Studies Section (PESS), Department of Nuclear Energy;
tel.: +43 1 2600 22780, e-mail:

Programme Management Officer:

Mr. Ivan Videnovic, Europe Section 2, Department of Technical Cooperation;
tel.: +43 1 2600 22409, e-mail:

Technical Officers:

Mr. Peter J. Gowin, Programme Liaison Officer, INPRO, Division of Nuclear Power, Department of Nuclear Energy;
tel.: +43 1 2600 22848, e-mail:

Ms Sama Bilbao y Leon, Technical Head Water Reactor Technology Development, NPTDS, Division of Nuclear, Power, Department of Nuclear Energy;
tel.: +43 1 2600 22865, e-mail:



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