The new VVER-1200 reactor at Leningrad NPP was brought to the minimum controlled power level


Yesterday, August 31, the reactor of the new power unit No. 2 at the Leningrad NPP-2 was successfully launched, as reported by the Rosenergoatom concern. This event is extremely important for the domestic power industry, since for the first time the reactor plant was brought to the minimum controlled power level.


Now a self-sustaining controlled nuclear reaction is taking place in the reactor core. In the near future, specialists are planning to conduct a number of tests. In particular, the reactor will be brought to a power of less than 1%. This experiment should ultimately confirm the reliability of the safety system of the entire installation.

In the future, the reactor power will gradually increase. The installation will produce the first kilowatt-hours in the fall. At the same time, the second power unit will be brought to the level of commercial operation at the beginning of next year.


The start-up that took place the day before completed the creation of the first series of power units with VVER-1200 reactors developed within the framework of the AES-2006 project. It should be noted that nuclear power plants of this type are now the main export product of Rosatom.

As for the Leningrad NPP-2, it accounts for 30% of electricity generation in the North-West of Russia. In other words, it is thanks to this power plant that every second lamp in the Leningrad Region is lit today.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 September 2020 17: 27
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    And I'm all about mine. From August 1 in the Chelyabinsk region. the cost of 1 kWh was raised by 11 kopecks. The question is for the authorities. How many thermal power plants should be built and nuclear reactors launched to reduce the cost of 1 kWh by 11 kopecks?
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 2 September 2020 08: 55
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      Quote: steel maker
      How many thermal power plants should be built and nuclear reactors launched

      Get the construction of a nuclear reactor at your place. I have a Novovoronezh NPP at my side. Yes, a little to the south of the four reactor Rostov NPP, so the price was raised by 3 kopecks - 0,04 cents! Horror!!! And in your area 11 kopecks is 0,15 cents. Compared with a fivefold rise in prices during peak hours in California - the heart rejoices for the blacks, as they prick American power engineers. Well, they just don't get paid ...
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 3 September 2020 14: 39
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    Get the construction of a nuclear reactor at your place.

    And your navel has not been untied from "finishing off" the construction of the Rostov nuclear power plant? Simple question. What should be done to lower the cost of 1 kW. h.? And how much hatred! ..