UAE nuclear plant connects second unit to electricity grid

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 11:23am

By ARN News Staff

WAM

The second unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has connected to the UAE's electricity grid.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) started Unit 2 of the Energy Plant in late August and is now the first multi-unit operating nuclear plant in the UAE and Arab World.

With Unit 2 successfully connected, the next step involves adding a further 1,400MW of clean electricity capacity to the UAE grid, with the first megawatts of emissions-free electricity from this unit now being dispatched to businesses, schools and homes.

According to a WAM report, the Barakah Plant is leading the largest decarbonisation effort as the largest single source of clean electricity regionally.

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It powers millions of businesses and households with clean electricity.

The development of the Barakah Plant as a whole is now more than 96 per cent complete. When fully operational, the plant will produce 5.6 gigawatts of free carbon electricity for more than 60 years to come.

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