Since the 1st unit of the Belarusian NPP was connected to the power grid and till the end of 2021, the unit generated 6 billion kWh of electricity.
Once both units of the Belarusian NPP are operational, the country will be able to substitute about 4.5 billion m3 of natural gas per annum.
Roman Golovchenko noted:
- It opens up new opportunities for increasing electricity consumption, which enjoys a strong demand right now. Investors already contact us
- They are interested in buying large amounts of electricity for their own needs
- I am talking about energy-intensive manufacturing and other popular industries such as cryptocurrency mining
All power units are equipped with the «core catcher» - a core melt localization device of the nuclear reactor, as well as other passive safety systems capable to work without power supply and an operator’s participation.
Moreover, the capacity of the reactor unit has increased by 20%, the number of service staff has been significantly decreased, the design service life of the main equipment has increased twice - from 30 to 60 years with a possibility of prolongation by 20 more years.