Regardie took custody of the unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 before its start

Regardie took custody of the power unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 in anticipation of the beginning of loading of nuclear fuel in its reactor, the Agency said the information and public relations of the LNPP.

Start loading nuclear fuel into the reactor is scheduled for mid-July, the report says. This will be the start of the so-called stage of physical start-up of the unit. Then followed the beginning of a controlled self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the reactor - the actual physical start, then energy start - start the issuance of a unit of electricity in the network, trial operation and complex testing of the unit. Commissioning of power unit No. 2 of Leningrad NPP-2 into commercial operation is scheduled for 2021.

Leningrad NPP is a branch of JSC Concern Rosenergoatom (part of Rosatom), located in the town of Sosnovy Bor, 40 kilometers West of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. SELA is the largest in Russia with total installed electrical power (4200 MW) and the only two types of reactors: in the work of the three existing unit RBMK-1000 (uranium-graphite nuclear reactors of channel type on thermal neutrons electrical capacity of 1000 MW) and one unit of 3-generation VVER-1200 (water-water energetic reactor with capacity of 1200 MW) are also classified as unit No. 1 of Leningrad NPP-2.

Leningrad NPP is the largest producer of electricity in the North-West of Russia. Its share in total generation is 30%. Thanks to the work of the four power units of LAES in Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad region burning every second light bulb.