In 2021, NEA and IFNEC have organized a series of joint webinars on a number of conceptual and practical issues pertaining to nuclear new build financing. These events aim to advance ongoing policy discussions and are shaping a forthcoming NEA report on financing frameworks for nuclear financing in OECD countries. National and regional conditions play an important role when defining financing approaches. In this context, and in collaboration with Poland, this NEA-IFNEC high-level conference aimed to focus on recent progress and policy issues for nuclear financing in Central and Eastern Europe. Several countries in the region have active nuclear new build programs – considering both large and small nuclear reactors – and with various financing schemes under consideration. In addition to reviewing the state of play in the region, the event was also an opportunity to present and discuss NEA conceptual approach and policy proposals in this field.
Session 1: Opening remarks (14:00 – 14:20)
Session 2: Progress with nuclear new build in Central and Eastern Europe and approaches to financing (14:20 – 15:30)
Moderator: Yves Desbazeille, Director General, FORATOM
Session 3: Toward robust nuclear financing frameworks aligned with decarbonization objectives (15:30 – 16:30)
Moderator: Michel Berthélemy, Nuclear Energy Analyst,NEA
Session 4: Conclusions and next steps (16:30 – 17:00)