MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) – The first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP) has produced 1.5 billion kWh of electricity since it was connected to the grid, Belarus' Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich told the media, BelTA has learned.
“Currently, the first unit is undergoing a stage of pilot operation. It has produced the first 1.5 billion kWh of electricity since it was connected to the grid,” Viktor Karankevich said. “We are planning to complete the pilot operation stage with the dynamic tests and proceed to the comprehensive trial run of the 15-day operation at full nominal capacity,” he noted.
According to him, after that the unit will be accepted into commercial operation by the government acceptance commission.
The construction and mounting readiness of the second unit currently stands at 78%. “Work is currently underway to mount the core equipment, technology systems, to lay cables, to perform vertical leveling and build roads,” the minister noted. .