ETSON’s 2016 General Assembly was hosted by AMEC Foster Wheeler, the British TSO, in Manchester on June 9th and 10th. The General Assembly welcomed its 17th associated member with the admission of the Italian TSO ENEA following MTA-EK (Hungary) in 2015. Discussions with other European TSOs are taking place to further enlarge ETSON.
At the General Assembly, IRSN, a founding member of the network, and its counterparts approved the creation of a task force, aimed at establishing a strategy to meet the Network’s scientific and technical goal, thereby strengthening its future political influence with the EC and European nuclear safety authorities.
In 2015, ETSON members released two new technical safety assessment guides : one on safety fluid systems and the other on the results of a workshop dedicated to the assessments of earthquake/flood in light of the Fukushima accident.