Title: On nuclear energy in Romania

Authors: Anatol Carabulea, Ioan Dan Gheorghiu, Serban Constantin Valeca, Ioan Rotaru

Addresses: Polytechnical University of Bucharest, Panait Cerna 8 Street, Sector 3, Sc. 2, Ap. 39, Bucharest, Romania. ' Institute of Power Studies and Design Bucharest, Bd. Lacul Tei 1–3, Bucharest, Romania. ' University of Technical Sciences, Str. Târgul din Valea 1, 110040, Pitesti, Romania. ' Nuclear National Society, Str. Polona 65, Sector 1, 010494, Bucharest, Romania

Abstract: The production of nuclear energy in Romania, at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) with CANDU-600 equipment and five 700 MW reactors, one of which is operational, will cover 10% of the national energy demand. In this paper we discuss the following problems: the exploitation of the installation in conditions of safety and the prospect of increasing the final power output of the NPP; the structure and objectives of the National Nuclear Plan (PNN); the performance management of the NPP; increasing international cooperation in the nuclear area; and the development of a legal framework for the promotion of nuclear energy in Romania.

Keywords: human resource development; HRD; nuclear energy management; nuclear reactors; nuclear safety; Romania; national nuclear plan; supply demand; nuclear knowledge; nuclear power plants; power output; performance management; international cooperation; legal framework.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNGEE.2007.014678

International Journal of Nuclear Governance, Economy and Ecology, 2007 Vol.1 No.3, pp.322 - 334

Published online: 24 Jul 2007 *

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