Nuclear Industry Capability
Expected Result: The Canadian nuclear sector remains safe and productive with access to S&T resources to address emergent technological challenges. Canada is ensured a strong nuclear power sector.
As in other countries with a domestic nuclear industry and nuclear reactor platform, the presence of a federal nuclear laboratory to address public policy issues of safety as well as complex technological challenges from industry, helps ensure that Canada has a strong nuclear power sector, employing Canadians in a high-tech industry at the forefront of Canada's greenhouse gas reduction activities.
This Program Activity ensures a strong connection will continue between AECL – Nuclear Laboratories and the industry, in particular the newly privatized Candu Energy Inc. Through this PA, AECL provides expertise and facilities to industry and develops technology positioning Canada's nuclear industry to seize domestic and global opportunities. This PA is comprised of three sub-activities, described below:
- Candu Energy Support provides support to the newly formed Candu Energy Inc.
- CANDU Owners Group (COG) R&D is an industry sponsored and defined cost-shared activity undertaking research and development which further the safety, reliability and economic performance of CANDU.
- Technology Development for the CANDU Industry assists in maintaining a strong and vibrant Canadian Nuclear Industry by addressing high risk technology development issues associated with enhancing the safety and economic performance of CANDU reactors.