(including Learning & Development)
Information Exchange leverages experience and best practices across the industry and among CANDU utilities so that each member and supplier participant can make the most of shared operating experience and best practices. It also connects COG members for sharing of timely information, knowledge management and collaboration for operational, maintenance and refurbishment innovation.
The COG Joint Projects & Services (JP&S) program creates a collaboration forum where members can fund solutions to common issues and, together, innovate new approaches to design, operation, maintenance and refurbishment. As well, JP&S tackles materials-related issues such as acquisition of obsolete parts, sharing of spare parts and obsolescence management.
Nuclear Safety &
Nuclear Safety & Environmental Affairs (NSEA) works on behalf of COG members to promote the adoption of common strategies to evolve policy and resolve issues for nuclear safety, regulatory affairs and the environment while furthering industry-level strategic initiatives.
Research & Development (R&D) enables COG members to share the risks, costs and the rewards of R&D projects in six program areas: Nuclear Safety and Licensing; Chemistry, Materials and Components; Fuel Channels; Health, Safety and the Environment; and, the Industry Standard Toolset of safety analysis codes. A Strategic R&D program is also underway to ensure long-term sustainability.