Russian Leningrad 2-2 reaches nominal power on path to commercial operation
The Leningrad 2-2 nuclear power plant in Sosnovy Bor, western Russia, has reached 100% of its design power level as testing continues ahead of commercial operation, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.
Rosatom said the VVER-1200 Generation III+ pressurised water reactor reached maximum power levels on 3 January 2020 at 14:10 local time.
Leningrad 2-2 has a gross electrical capacity of 1,150 MW, according to data by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The unit was connected to Russia’s power grid on 22 October 2020 and started to deliver electrical energy for the first time. Construction began in April 2010.