04.06.2018  NOVOVORONEZH NPP INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ADMINISTRATION

Novovoronezh NPP: the power unit No 1 of NVNPP-2 has generated 10 billion kWh of electric energy from the moment of its startup

 As of 4 June, 2018 the Generation III+ innovative power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 (power unit No 6 of NVNPP) with VVER-1200 reactor has generated 10 billion kWh of electric energy from the moment of its startup. It can be compared to the annual demand of Voronezh Oblast for electric energy.

For the first time, the power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 (power unit No 6 of NVNPP) was connected to the Unified Energy System of Russia and began generating the electric energy on 5 August, 2016. After the successful completion of the tests at the stages of the power startup, the pilot operation, the check of the systems and equipment at the different levels of power and different operation modes, the power unit was put into industrial operation on 27 February, 2017. By the time it was put into industrial operation, the power unit No 1 of NVNPP-2 has generated 1,691 million kWh of electric energy.

In total, Novovoronezh NPP provides nearly 90% of region’s demand for electric energy.

The Novovoronezh nuclear power plant is a branch of the Rosenergoatom. The station is located on the bank of the Don River in 42 km to the south of Voronezh. It is the Russia's first nuclear power plant with VVER reactors (water-to-water power reactors of case type with regular water under pressure). Each of five reactors of the station can be a main one – a prototype of serial power reactors: the power unit No. 1 with the VVER-210 reactor, the power unit No. 2 with the VVER-365 reactor, the No. 3, 4 power units with the VVER-440 reactors, the power unit No. 5 with the VVER-1000 reactor. The first power unit was launched in 1964, the second – in 1969, third – in 1971, fourth – 1972, fifth – 1980. There are three power units (power units No.1, 2 were stopped in 1984 and 1990 respectively) in work at the moment.

The power units Nos 1 and 2 were stopped in 1984 and 1990, respectively. The power unit No 3 was stopped in 2016 for decommissioning activities. The power unit No 1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 was commissioned on 27 February, 2017. The power unit No 2 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 is in the middle of construction and installation works; its commissioning is planned for 2018.


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