MOSCOW, May 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russia is introducing pioneer arrangements to investigate and analyse nuclear power plant emergencies and rule trespasses. The system will acquire a national scope within the year, the Rosenergoatom concern says in a press release.

Today's expert conference summed up experimental workings as the system had been tested on minor safety trespasses.

The last five years saw a steady decrease of emergency rates thanks to smooth performance of all Rosenergoatom boards, services and affiliates in team with R&D companies and plant equipment manufacturers, says the release.

The new programme focuses on emergency prevention through early detection of portents and alarming trends. Importantly, the system unifies analytic procedures to facilitate safety enhancement in the entire industry proceeding from available national and global achievements.

The Rosenergoatom is a federal unitary government concern, with a full name of, Russian Government Concern for Nuclear Plant Electric and Thermal Power Generation. Established in 1992, it was supervising nine out of Russia's ten nuclear plants before April 1, 2002, when it acquired a generating company's status. All nuclear plants, no matter in action or under construction, came under its management, alongside related R&D, exploitation and maintenance companies. Today, the concern is responsible for all ten plants, with a lump thirty power units, total installed capacity 22,242 megawatt.

Nuclear power industry has a target to pace up its growth rates to an annual 4 per cent, as against 1.5-2 per cent for Russia's entire power industry. If the most optimistic national economic forecasts come true, nuclear plants will offer 200 billion kilowatt/hours by 2010 and up to 300 billion ten years after.

Nuclear plants generated 148.6 billion kilowatt/hours last year to account for 16.5 per cent of Russia's electricity.

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