About This Organization
In 2011, the Government of Canada sold the CANDU Reactor Division of AECL to SNC-Lavalin. The new organization, known as Candu Energy Inc., was created as the vendor and design authority for CANDU Reactors, and plays an important role in the Canadian nuclear industry, supporting the existing fleet in Canada and abroad as well as pursuing CANDU new build opportunities.
As a private sector organization the role of Candu Energy has evolved with an increased commercial focus and with other industry participants playing a larger role in the areas such as policy and international co-operation.
Unique Canadian technology
The development of CANDU reactor technology was led by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL) through the 1960s and 1970s with strong support from other industry pioneers including Ontario Hydro and GE Canada. The development of this unique and internationally successful technology is a significant accomplishment for a relatively small nation such as Canada, and it forms the backbone of the Canadian nuclear fleet and expertise.