Grid Connection of Unit 2 of Barakah Plant Completed

14 Sep 2021

Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) operating and maintenance subsidiary, has successfully connected Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to the UAE grid, delivering the first megawatts of clean electricity from the Unit.

During grid connection, the Unit 2 generator was integrated and synchronized with the requirements of the UAE’s national electricity transmission grid, ahead of the start of commercial operations. With the integration and connection complete, Unit 2’s nuclear operators will begin the process of gradually raising the power levels of the reactor, known as Power Ascension Testing (PAT). Throughout this process, the Unit 2 systems follow international best practice to safely progress and test the Unit as it proceeds towards full electricity production. Once the process is completed, Unit 2 will deliver additional thousands of megawatts of clean baseload electricity for decades to come.