On Wednesday (23 August), Polish Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa met with US Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski to discuss Polish-American cooperation in nuclear energy, including plans to establish a “Clean Energy Training Centre.”
Initiated in late last year, the “Clean Energy Centre” is expected to provide nuclear workforce training and facilitate the integration of nuclear energy with other clean technologies in Poland and the wider region.
“We are ready to cooperate in the development and implementation of advanced nuclear technologies and have already identified specific training needs in this area. The Training Centre will deepen our technological and investment cooperation with the US in the implementation of the Polish nuclear power plant project, and the effective use of the American experience in training personnel in the nuclear sector will strengthen our energy security,” Minister Moskwa said.
In May, US trade association Nuclear Energy Institute together with US Department of Energy and Polish Ministry of Climate announced a commercial nuclear energy trade mission to Poland, which will take place next month between 20-22 September. The initiative will bring together delegates from US nuclear energy companies, including reactor developers and suppliers of crucial components and services.
“Cooperation between Poland and the USA has had a strategic dimension for years. The involvement of the United States in the development of Poland’s energy security is particularly evident in the implementation of our first nuclear power plant project. The actions taken will strengthen the already mentioned energy security not only in Poland but also in the entire region. I count on further tightening of this cooperation, both in the field of government and business,” Minister Moskwa noted.