The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) unites every company and country in the world that has an operating commercial nuclear power plant to achieve the highest possible standards of nuclear safety. WANO exists purely to help its members reach the top levels of operational safety and reliability. This is achieved through a series of highly regarded programmes, such as peer reviews, access to technical support and a global library of operating experience.
WANO is a non-profit organization and does not advocate for, or on behalf of, the nuclear industry. With safety as the only goal, WANO helps operators communicate effectively and share information openly.
With offices in London and Hong Kong, and regional centers in Moscow, Atlanta, Tokyo and Paris, WANO cuts across political barriers and interests. WANO membership is at a worldwide level. Upon joining, each member is required to affiliate with at least one regional center.
WANO ensures the transfer of operational experience from one member to another through a system of peer reviews. These peer reviews help members compare themselves against standards of excellence through an in-depth, objective review of their operations by an independent team from outside their organization. The result is a direct and straightforward report that highlights strengths and areas for improvement in nuclear safety and plant reliability. Members learn and share worldwide insights on safe and reliable plant operation and thereby improve their own performance. The same principles extend to companies, as well as stations, in the form of the corporate peer review. Read More About WANO