Clean energy generation

Russia has pioneered the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The first nuclear power plant, which had a capacity of 5 MW, was launched in 1954 in Obninsk (Kaluga Region) and had an accident-free service life spanning 48 years.
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NPPs are a source of low-carbon power. ROSATOM operates 36 NPP power units across Russia with installed capacity totalling 30.3 GW. In 2019, power unit No. 2 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 started commercial operation ahead of schedule. This is the third state-of-the-art generation 3+ power unit in Russia, meeting the highest safety standards.

In 2019, electricity output at Russian NPPs totalled 208.8 billion kWh, accounting for 19% of the country's total electricity output. This helped to prevent greenhouse gas emissions totalling 109.5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

SAFE TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS, OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY ARE A TOP PRIORITY FOR ROSATOM

The floating nuclear power plant in Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous District) was connected to the isolated power system of the Chaun-Bilibino energy hub and will now supply the region's electricity demand. Mobile thermal nuclear power plant using marine technology will facilitate the development of the Chukotka region, including local manufacturing enterprises and infrastructure.

Safe technological solutions, occupational and environmental safety are a top priority for ROSATOM. In NPP construction and operation projects, special focus is given to the management of spent nuclear fuel (SNF), SNF processing products and radioactive waste (RAW) generated in the course of operation, as well as to the decommissioning of facilities posing nuclear and radiation hazards.



Key Results in 2019
Key Results in 2018