Thailand NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM INFRASTRUCTURE AND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION : Regulatory Body Prof. Dr. Chaivat TOSKULKAO Secretary General Office of Atoms For Peace. International Atomic Energy Agency TM/ WS on Topical Issues on Infrastructure Development:
ThailandNUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM INFRASTRUCTUREAND STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION: Regulatory BodyProf. Dr. Chaivat TOSKULKAOSecretary General Office of Atoms For Peace
International Atomic Energy Agency
TM/WS on Topical Issues on Infrastructure Development:
Managing the Development of a National Infrastructure for Nuclear Power
9-12 February 2010, Vienna, Austria
The Regulatory work to “support” the Nuclear Power Project in Thailand:
1) Revising Atomic Energy for Peace Act
2) Strengthening staff capability
3) Public awareness
Thai Atomic Energy Commission
Ministry of Science & Technology
(Reactor Safety Subcom.)
Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP)
(Secretariat of Thai-AEC)
Establish rules, regulations and measure for the control and regulation of the use of nuclear energy and waste management.
To control and regulate the safety of radiation and nuclear facilities.
Control functions (inspections) in general are performed through competent officials appointed by the Minister who takes charge and control of the execution of the Act.
Cooperate for nuclear affairs and foreign relations.
National Energy Policy Committee
Ministry of Science and Technology
Ministry of Energy
Energy Policy and Planning Office
Office of Atoms for Peace
Nuclear Power Infrastructure Establishment Coordination Committee
Reactor Safety Sub Committee
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology
Nuclear Power Program Development Office
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (NPP Operator)
Build up safety culture at each level within organization.
Define competence needed to carry out regulatory activities.
Provide training for regulatory staff (in-house, abroad and O-J-T) as necessary including studying abroad.
Develop HRD plan to cover all areas throughout the lifetime of the NPP.
AEPA #1 in 1961
#2 in 1965
AEPA #1 in 1961; #2 in 1965
Introduce concept in
AEPA # 1 in 1961
# 2 in 1965
Set up the Rule and Criteria for NPP regulation:
In house training:
Site evaluation and licensing process (phase II)
Quality management (phase II)
Basic professional training course
Development of safety assessment tool and system for research reactor
In house training:
- Nuclear Safety Schools (Korea, etc.)
Inspection and enforcement
Development of regulations and guidelines
2. Plan for increasing staff capability is partially implemented.
3. Public concern must be taking into account and clear information must be provide consistently.
4. Assistance are needed in various fields for first establishment of NPP.
5. Education and Industrial framework related to NPP technology need to be improved.
Office of Atoms For Peace (OAP)
Bureauof Nuclear Safety
Office of the Secretariat
Bureau of Radiation Safety
Technical Administrative Group
Bureau of Atomic Energy
Information Technology Center
Bureau of Technical Support
for Safety Regulation
80 - 100 persons/NPP 1000 MW (IAEA)
National Strategy and Strategic Plans for the Development of Infrastructure for Nuclear Power
NPIEP Milestones for Nuclear Power Program Implementation
NPI : Nuclear Power Infrastructure
NPIEP : NPI Establishment Plan
NPPDO : Nuclear Power Program Development Office
NPP : Nuclear Power Plan
NRB : Nuclear Regulatory Body
24 September 2007
Call for Bids
Policy Decision (Knowledgeable Commitment)
(Commissioning 1st NPP)
(To prepare for policy decision)
(Nuclear power option included in PDP 2007)