standing-groupds-and-committees The IEA Fusion Power Co-ordinating Committee (FPCC)

The IEA Fusion Power Co-ordinating Committee (FPCC) was established by the IEA Governing Board. Nineteen IEA Countries, the European Commission, the Russian Federation, the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are members of the FPCC. The FPCC co-ordinates the IEA activities on fusion and advises the IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technologies (CERT) and other IEA bodies on fusion policy and technology issues. The current Chariman of the FPCC is Mr. Thomas Vanek (United States).

The overall objective of the IEA Fusion Power Co-ordinating Committee (FPCC) is to enhance fusion research, development and deployment (RD&D) activities with a strategic approach to realising fusion energy in both IEA member countries and in non-member countries. The FPCC accomplishes this objective by promoting, initiating and co-ordinating international co-operation on fusion under the auspices of the IEA and within the IEA framework for International Energy Technology Collaboration.

The FPCC also co-ordinates and supports the activities of the IEA Fusion Implementing Agreements. These international groups carry out R&D activities such as physics, technology, materials, safety, environmental and economic aspects, and social acceptance of fusion power. Their work is direct relevance to ITER and the "beyond-ITER" programme (Demo reactor, fusion power plants, economic, environmental, safety and social aspects of fusion power).

The FPCC Mandate and Strategic Plan 2012-2014 lists current objectives and activities to fulfill its mission.