Another nuclear reactor connected to the grid



Rosatom reports that Unit 1 of the Leningrad NPP-2 has been synchronised to the grid and the unit has begun generating elecricity. Unit 1 is a VVER-1200 reactor, a Russian-designed pressurised water power reactor, and the company’s second Gen III+ reactor to be connected to the grid.

The company says the thermal capacity of the reactor was raised to 35% of the nominal value, and the high-speed turbine rotates at 3000 rpm. The new Leningrad NPP power unit was connected to the grid at a minimum level of electric power of 240 MW and successfully operated in this mode for four hours as prescribed by the programme. During this time, it generated about 1-million kWh of electricity.

Contact Ryan Collyer, Rosatom, Tel 011 784-2554, rcollyer@rosatom.co.za

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