COGnizant: A magazine of the CANDU Owners Group

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COGnizant Magazine is a CANDU Owners Group (COG) bi-annual publication that highlights the work, trends, and achievements across the COG community.  We share the latest in industry innovation, activities and what's on the mind of industry leaders to keep you informed with deeper insights from behind the scenes.

This digital COGnizant Magazine page is updated regularly to help our members and the COG community stay up-to-date with current industry activities and events. Read the latest news, check the archives of COG, Canadian and International news or browse through the library of past issues of the published magazine at the bottom of the page.

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Latest News

COG pivots to virtual training during pandemic
Strengthening HU within nuclear supply chain
HEPro tool keeps tabs on collaboration
EPRI Award three-peat for OPG
Innovations improving plant performance

COG News

​​Two headshots inset over a nuclear reactor face

COG 2022 Highlights
For COG, 2022 was a busy and transitional year. Working together, our members and stakeholders achieved tremendous accomplishments in nuclear science and towards net zero goals.

Innovations improve performance life of critical plant components
Working through COG, members are leveraging the shared results of research and joint projects to strengthen plant performance.

Canadian nuclear experts give an update to CANDU reactor physics fundamentals in new book
A new CANDU reactor physics book, by nuclear experts Dr. Wei Shen and Dr. Benjamin Rouben, updates CANDU reactor concepts and engineering requirements... without all the math. 

     See more COG news stories here

Canadian News

Workers at nuclear plant

Innovation post-operation: A CANDU path to decommissioning
COG’s decommissioning program is supporting members as they use innovative technologies and shared knowledge to meet decommissioning needs.

Canada’s SMR plan springs in action
Over a period of about two weeks, a number of small modular reactor (SMR) milestones and announcements have highlighted the excitement and momentum of the technology’s rapid development in Canada.

Canadian provinces partner on SMRs, release joint study
Ontario, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Alberta sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on SMR development and release a joint study on SMR feasibility.

     See more Canadian news stories here

International News

Planet Earth partially on fire

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report finds limiting global warming will not be possible without strong and deliberate action
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says urgent action is required to attain the sustained reduction in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions needed to limit climate change. A 2020 IAEA report says nuclear can be an important contributor to the fight against climate change.

COG-IAEA expand areas of collaboration
CANDU Owners Group (COG) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have amended a Practical Arrangement they signed in 2019 to include decommissioning, waste management and nuclear safety among the areas in which they work together.

Nuclear procurement a team effort 
As part of an IAEA webinar, Jan. 28, COG's John Moore discussed how COG's approach to supplier procurement lowers risk for members and increases their value for investment.

     See more international news stories here


COGnizant Library

COGnizant, Volume 26, front cover
COGnizant, Volume 25, front cover
COGnizant, Volume 24, front cover
COGnizant, Volume 23, front cover
COGnizant, Volume 22, Issue 2, front cover
COGnizant, Volume 22, Issue 1, front cover
COGnizant, Volume 21, Issue 2, front cover