NEA Mandates and Structures

Working Group on Operating Experience (WGOE)

Chair(s): Kenneth BROMAN, Sweden
Secretary:  Christopher FONG
Vice-Chair(s): Michael MAQUA, Germany
Maria Luisa GUNTIÑAS, Spain
Member(s):All NEA member countries
Full participant(s): European Commission
Under the NEA Statute
Participant(s): India
Observer(s)(International Organisation): International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
By agreement
Union of the Electricity Industry (EURELECTRIC)
World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)
Date of creation:31 July 2005
End of mandate:31 December 2020

Mandate (Document reference):

Mandate (Document extract):

Extract from document NEA/CNRA/R(2017)5


Operating experience is a valuable source of information for improving the safety and reliability of nuclear power plants. The timely application of operating experience lessons learnt from all phases of the nuclear power life-cycle serves to ensure a safe and reliable use of nuclear power.


The mandate of the Working Group on Operating Experience (WGOE) is to share experience and knowledge from operating experience. The WGOE performs analysis and provides expert insights from operating experience to reach timely conclusions on trends, lessons learnt and effective responses in the short term to medium term, and to promote proposals for re-assessment of safety, additional research, new or revised regulatory inspection practices, improvements in managing operations and other actions to maintain and improve safety in the longer term.


In order to implement this mandate the working group will:

Working methods

In terms of working methods, the Working Group will: