On 3 June 2024, the IAEA International Workshop on Advances in Design of Generation-IV Small and Medium Sized or Modular Reactors took place at the Changyang Science and Technology Collaborative Innovation Centre. The event was attended by more than 80 participants from more than 20 countries and organizations around the world, as well as from representatives from the State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) and Tsinghua University, among others.

This workshop, which was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hosted by the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), provided a platform for international experts to discuss the innovative design aspects of SMRs in the framework of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). It deepened IAEA Member States’ understanding of the key features of SMR technology and its practical applications. It also supported the development of tailored legal and regulatory frameworks in different countries, based on international safety standards. In addition, the event facilitated the identification of generic utility requirements and standards for SMR technology.

(Source: China Institute of Atomic Energy)