COGnizant: A magazine of the CANDU Owners Group

Welcome to the COGnizant Magazine page

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

First year of Bruce Power MCR
Leading in a time of change
Leading in a time of change
Nuclear procurement a team effort
COG CEO named Leader of the Year

COG News

​​CNL employee at a control panel

2020: A year like no other
In 2020, CANDU Owners Group (COG) and its members leaned into COG’s motto of excellence through collaboration in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. And they delivered.​​

Industry leader joins COG
Carlos Lorencez brings long-time safety and regulatory experience to his new leadership role at COG during an important time in the industry's evolution.​

The natural collaborator (NEI)
The new CANDU Owners Group president, Stephanie Smith, comes with a pedigree of senior nuclear plant operation backstopped by a chemical engineering degree. She says the real power is in the team.

     See more COG news stories here

Canadian News

CANDU Owners Group in Canada's Small Modular Reactor Action Plan

Lights. Camera. SMR Action Plan.
Government of Canada, along with SMR partners across the country, announce "concrete actions," to turn SMRs into reality.

Former COG CEO appointed new AECL leader
Former CANDU Owners Group (COG) President and CEO Fred Dermarkar has been appointed by the federal government to take the helm of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), effective February 7.

OPG to become net-zero company by 2040
The company released its first-ever climate change plan focused on decarbonization.

     See more Canadian news stories here

International News

Seven delegates gather in front of flags

SNN, Romania achieves new-build milestone
The Romanian government and COG-member SNN, Romania have announced a U.S.-Romania finance deal that will support the refurbishment at Cernavoda Nuclear Plant and additional CANDU-6 new build.

SNN, Romania announces new CNO
Valentin Nae named Cernavoda Chief Nuclear Officer and Site Vice President among other recent COG member changes and appointments.

Recent industry news
A collection of recent news stories from around the industry.

     See more international news stories here


COGnizant Library

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
COGnizant, Volume 21, Issue 1, front cover