On the 5th and 6th of April 2022, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting in Bonn, Germany. Given the circumstances, Rostechnadzor and Gosatomnadzor were not invited to participate.

WENRA members have discussed several important topics.

On the 14th and 15th October 2021, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting in Paris.

The meeting was the opportunity for WENRA to make progress on several topics such as its membership, the 2023 Topical Peer Review on fire protection and the Small Modular Reactors.

In 2010, WENRA issued safety objectives for new nuclear power plants (NPPs). These objectives were developed on the basis of a systematic review of the Fundamental Safety Principles (SF1 document issued in 2006 by the IAEA) and formulated in a qualitative rather than quantitative manner.

On the 13th and 14th of April 2021, WENRA held its regular biannual plenary meeting. 30 countries, including members, observers and associated members, attended this remote meeting.

On 3 March 2021, Olivier Gupta was invited, as WENRA’s Chairperson and ASN’s Director General, to participate in a webinar organised by the OECD/NEA on the occasion of the release of «The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, Ten Years On: Progress, Lessons and Challenges» NEA report.

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On the 23rd March 2022, WENRA issued a position on the safety situation of Zaporizhzhya NPP with regards to the partial loss of external power supply.

On the 11th March 2022, WENRA issued a position on the consequences of a total loss of power supply at the Chornobyl site.

The on-going war increases the risk of a nuclear accident in Ukraine. WENRA and HERCA assessed the potential consequences of a severe accident, should it occur.

From January 24 to 29, 2021, the RHWG meeting was held.  During this meeting, the RHWG discussed the draft Technical Specifications of the upcoming TPR and approved the NPP specific part.

The next WENRA meetings are planned to take place on 5-6 April 2022 and 9-10 November 2022

On the 23rd November 2021, Olivier Gupta was invited, as WENRA’s Chairperson and ASN’s Director General, to participate in the EUROSAFE 2021 organized by ETSON in Montrouge (France).