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Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Starts Commercial Operations at Unit 2

Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Starts Commercial Operations at Unit 2

Thursday, 24 March, 2022 - 07:00
ENEC announced the start of commercial operations of Unit 2 at the UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. (WAM)

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Cooperation (ENEC) announced on Thursday the start of commercial operations of Unit 2 at the UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.


Unit 2 adds 1,400 megawatts of zero-carbon emission electricity to the UAE's national grid, ENEC said, bringing the total produced by Units 1 and 2 to 2,800 megawatts.


Unit 1 became commercially operational in April 2021, and Unit 2 of the plant was connected to the UAE grid in August 2021 and has recently achieved 100% power for the first time, as part of the power ascension testing, which happens prior to commercial operation of the Unit..


Units 3 and 4 are in final stages of commissioning.


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