ROSATOM’s Leningrad 2-2 Began Commercial Operation

ROSATOM announced that Leningrad 2-2 nuclear power plant in Russia began commercial operation on Monday, 22 March 2021.

This is the fourth Generation III+ unit with VVER-1200 PWR in Russia.

It will substitute the Soviet-era Leningrad-2 with RBMK-1000 reactor, which shut down last November, fully replacing its capacity.

Following the plant’s commissioning, Russia now has 38 commercial nuclear power reactors in operation – the fourth highest behind the US, France and China – providing about a 20% share of the country’s electricity production.

Read the ROSATOM’s Press Release.