Technical Working Group on
Nuclear Power Infrastructure (TWG-NPI)

The Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Infrastructure (TWG-NPI) is a group of international experts who provide advice to IAEA related to the development and implementation of national nuclear power programmes. These experts represent countries with established national nuclear power programmes and countries considering starting such programmes.

Objectives of the TWG-NPI

The TWG-NPI ensures that sound, shared and comprehensive guidance and recommendations based on recent developments and best practices on infrastructure development for national nuclear power programmes, and advice on policies and strategies are being developed, implemented and pursued by the Agency in support of interested Member States.


Members of TWG-NPI are appointed by the Deputy Director General, Head of Department of Nuclear Energy, following consultation with the respective national authorities or organizations of the Member States.



  • Provides guidance to the Agency on approaches, strategy, policy and implementing actions for the establishment of a national nuclear power programme;
  • Assists the Agency in the evaluation of experience gained from its support activities and missions, feedback received on the use of the Agency's documents, and provides advice on adjustment and optimization of the Agency actions and approaches accordingly; and
  • Shares information on developments and activities in Member States, including regarding bilateral assistance and national efforts, and explores ways of coordinating IAEA assistance and bilateral assistance.

Acting as a link between the Agency's activities in specific areas and national relevant activities in support of infrastructure development, the TWG-NPI also interacts with Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy (SAGNE), the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles (INPRO), Technical Working Group on Managing Human Resources in the Field of Nuclear Energy (TWG-MHR), Technical Working Group on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Options (TWGNFCO), International Radioactive Waste Technical Committee (WATEC), Agency's Nuclear Power Support Group (NPSG) and other Agency advisory groups, including those outside of the Agency, on relevant topics and as appropriate.

Terms of Reference for TWG-NPI

Meetings of the TWG-NPI

6th Meeting of the TWG-NPI, 27-30 October 2015, IAEA

5th Meeting of the TWG-NPI, 15-19 December 2014, IAEA

4th Meeting of the TWG-NPI, 7-10 May 2013, IAEA

3rd Meeting of the TWG-NPI, 24-27 April 2012, IAEA

2nd Meeting of the TWG-NPI, 23-26 May 2011, IAEA

First Meeting of the TWG-NPI, 2-4 November 2010, IAEA

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