Rosatom, Russian state-owned nuclear corporation, has announced that it has connected the unit 1 of Belarus’ first nuclear power plant (NPP) to the country’s grid. The nuclear facility will be powered by two VVER-1200 reactor units, generating 2.4GW of energy. One of the VVER-1200 reactors was synchronised with the grid and it delivered the first kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity to the unified power grid in Belarus. The first fuel assembly with fresh nuclear fuel was loaded into unit 1 reactor in early August, this year. In October, at the stage of physical start-up, the reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level.
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