Brazil has two nuclear power units at the Angra site and one unit under construction. The 2 pressurized water reactors had a total net capacity of 1,884 MW. Nuclear power provided 2.7% of electricity production to the country in 2018.
In 2019, Minister for Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said that, Brazil's national energy plan to 2050 will consider new nuclear power plants including Gen IV technology and SMR to meet growing national electricity demand. The Brazilian government is strongly committed to resuming the Angra 3 project, which will play an important role in the country's future electricity system. In August 2020, Mr. Albuquerque mentioned that Brazil will choose by the end of this year its partner to help finance the construction of the Angra-3 nuclear power plant.
Officials from Brazil who will be speaking during this meeting include:
- Ney Zanella, Special Nuclear Management Advisory, Ministry of Mines and Energy
- Marcelo Gomes, New Nuclear Power Plant Development Advisor, Eletronuclear
- Ricardo Gutterres, Director of Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety, National Commission for Nuclear Energy
- Rogério Mendes Carvalho, Director of Mineral Resources, Brazilian Nuclear Industries
- Gustavo Domingos, Risk and Compliance Manager, NUCLEP
Brazil’s nuclear regulatory body, National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN), is responsible for licensing nuclear power plants and nuclear facilities, performing regulatory activities, and training and organizing personnel.
Eletronuclear is responsible for design, procurement and follow-up for Brazilian and foreign equipment, and management of construction, erection and commissioning of nuclear power plants, and is the sole owner and operator of nuclear power plants in the country. The company is currently focused important projects like the construction of its Spent Fuel Dry Storage Facility, the licence renewal for long term operation of Angra 1 NPP, and the resumption of Angra 3 NPP.