Nuclear power plant to be operated by end of this year

Chennai: Innovative Unit-2 of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant-2, the third VVER-1200, supplied to Kudunkulam Nuclear Power Plant by Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation generated and supplied electricity to the national grid and will be operational by the end of 2019.

The unit is stated to provide a reliable, clean source of energy.

“The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March and it reached a capacity of 240 MW. Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant-2 Unit 2 will be the third VVER-1200 to be commissioned, following Novovoronezh NPP-2 Unit 1 and Leningrad NPP-2 Unit 1, which were launched in 2016 and 2017, respectively,” said a press release.

On the operation of the unit, the release said, “Light-water reactors, using normal water under pressure have been developed and constructed in Russia and are known as VVER-type reactors. In such reactors, water serves both as a neutron moderator and as a reactor coolant.”

NT Bureau