Rostov in operation

30 March 2001

Russia’s first new nuclear plant since the Soviet era has been officially opened. More than 20 years after its conception, Rostov 1 is currently operating at low capacity. The reactor had been almost complete when the government froze construction on all Russian nuclear plants in 1990 following protests over the Chernobyl accident. However, amid increasing power shortages across the country, the Atomic Energy Ministry allocated funds in 1999 for the completion of several nuclear projects, including Rostov. The VVER-1000 is due to reach full capacity in July or August and commercial start-up is planned for October.

The country now has 10 plants that are producing about 12% of its electricity. The last launching of a nuclear power unit took place in 1993, when Balakovo 4 was put into operation.



Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.