SNETP releases factsheet on Load Following Capabilities

For economic reasons, Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) are usually operated to provide base load power, i.e. to operate constantly at maximum or close to maximum output. Contrary to the widespread impression that large-scale nuclear power stations are inflexible, NPPs are in many cases technically able to serve the demand of load following (LF) operation as well as frequency control of the transmission grid, which is particularly useful and necessary in countries with a high share of renewable power generation….


Energy modelling in Europe

The first conference of the European platform for energy modelling called EMP-E (“Energy Modelling Platform for Europe“) took place at the European Commission in Brussels on 17 and 18 May 2017. SNETP was represented through the SPRINT project.

This platform was created within the framework of the EU-funded project REEEM that gathers 11 European partners and coordinated by the Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (KTH). However, the audience of this first conference was much broader as more than 40 European…


ESNII organises second Biennial Conference in Mol

ESNII organised it’s second conference on 2-5 May 2017 in Mol, Belgium. It brought together industrial and research organisations involved in the 4 different ESNII projects (ASTRID, MYRRHA, ALFRED and ALLEGRO) to discuss achievements, challenges and outlooks.

ESNII addresses the need for the demonstration of Generation IV Fast Neutron Reactor technologies, together with supporting research infrastructures, fuel facilities and R&D work.

The ESNII conference programme is available here.

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A look back at NUGENIA’s 6th General Assembly and Annual Forum

The NUGENIA Association held its 6th General Assembly on 28 March 2017 in Amsterdam, which is the highest decision-making body in the Association.

The activities carried out in 2016 and those to come in 2017 were detailed, but most importantly the strategic vision for the year to come was highlighted:

  • To strive towards a better integration of SMEs and start-ups in collaborative R&D projects through an open innovation platform and close collaboration with networks
  • To decrease the time to market through dedicated…

Join us for the ESNII Conference

The ESNII Biennial Conference will take place from 2-5 May 2017 at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Lakehouse, Boeretang 201 in 2400 Mol, Belgium.

It will bring together industrial and research organisations involved in the 4 different ESNII projects (ASTRID, MYRRHA, ALFRED and ALLEGRO) to discuss achievements, challenges and outlooks.

The programme includes panel discussions, a technical visit and a workshop.

Registration deadline: Friday 21 April 2017.

More information &…


EU Energy Affairs Course for the NC2I

On behalf of the Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative (NC2) you are invited to attend the training entitled “EU Energy Affairs Course” organised in cooperation with Foratom, and held on 23 and 24 March 2017 in Brussels.

The scope of the training (programme below) will range from broader decision-making processes in the EU institutions to precise consultation mechanisms on energy, in particular nuclear-related issues. Due to the fact that nuclear technologies perfectly fit into the EU policy on research and innovation…


Presentations available: 6th SNETP GA & NC2I Session

The 6th SNETP General Assembly was held on 30 November 2016 in Bratislava as a side event of the SET-Plan 2016 Conference (1-2 December 2016). It included a public session open to the SET-Plan participants and external stakeholders, including representatives of international institutions and Member States as well as journalists from specialised press.

The SNETP General Assembly was followed by an event dedicated to NC2I. This NC2I Information Session provided updates on the progress made in the technical field and strategic interactions with international counterparts.




With the goal to support technological developments that enhance the safe and competitive use of nuclear fission in a sustainable energy mix, SNETP’s member organisations will come together on 30 November and set the future course of Europe’s Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform.
This year’s edition of the General Assembly will address R&D challenges within SNETP and the progress made in the three pillars NUGENIA, ESNII and NC2I. It will hold a public session open to the SET-Plan participants and external stakeholders,…