16 Oct (NucNet): Nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor has given permission for commercial operation of the Leningrad 2-1 nuclear power unit in Sosnovy Bor in northwest Russia, state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said.
Rosenergoatom said a final set of documents clearing the way for commercial operation had been signed by regulatory officials.
Rosenergoatom did not give a date for the actual start of commercial operation.
Leningrad 2-1 is a VVER-1200/491 nuclear unit with an electrical design net power capacity of 1,085 MW and a gross capacity of 1,199 MW.
Construction of the unit began in October 2008 and it was connected to the national grid and produced electricity for the first time on 9 March 2018.