The SNE magazine analyzes the results of the nuclear power
plants in 2007
The Spanish Nuclear Society (SNE) held its annual meeting entitled
Operating Experiences of the Spanish Nuclear Power
Plants last year. Nuclear
España, SNE’s magazine, has just published
its special annual issue featuring the experiences and performance
of all Spanish NPPs in 2007. This bilingual (Spanish-English)
issue also features production figures and a report on the main
activities carried out during 2007. Also included are speeches
made by Pedro Rivero, the President of UNESA (the Spanish electric
utility employers’ organization), and Carmen Martínez
Ten, President of the CSN (the Spanish regulatory body).
In 2007, the nuclear power plants generated
18% of total electricity production. Also of note last year was
the approval of the law regulating the CSN. This is highlighted
by CSN’s president in his speech in this special issue.
In addition to the sectorial reports, there
was also a speech made during the meeting by the Vice President
of the association of large consumers, Javier Penacho, who called
for a true liberalisation of the energy supply market as an indispensable
requirement for maintaining the competitiveness of the Spanish
Nuclear España publishes eleven issues
a year. In 2008, the topics to be discussed are: R&D in nuclear
fuel, physical security, operating support, nuclear power plants
in 2007, safety management, communications in the nuclear sector,
long-term operation, dismantling, and training. In addition,
the traditional issue on the Directory of Companies and Products
and the report on the Annual General Meeting will also be published.
The SNE holds its Annual General Assembly
Last February, the Spanish Nuclear Society held
its Annual General Assembly, during which the activities carried
out during 2007 and those proposed for 2008 were presented.
The actions approved for 2008 include the preparation of the
SNE Strategic Plan, which will analyse the current situation
of the Society in Spain and worldwide and propose actions aimed
at supporting the SNE at a time of change and revival of nuclear
The General Assembly also approved the 2008 budget and the replacement
of one of the members of the Board of Directors - the new board
member is Jesús Sánchez Álvarez-Campana.
The 34th Annual Meeting will be
held in Murcia
The 34th Annual General Meeting
of the Spanish Nuclear Society will take place in the city of
in southeastern Spain, near the coast, from October 29 - 31,
This meeting has become the meeting point for the industry’s
professionals and companies. More than 500 delegates will gather
in Murcia to exchange professional experiences and participate
in a technical programme consisting of two plenary sessions and
25 technical sessions devoted to the most relevant issues.
In addition, the social programme will feature activities designed
to enable participants to enjoy the countryside and traditional
gastronomy of the region of Murcia.
For more information on the 34th Annual Meeting
of the SNE, see www.sne.org.es.