Photo from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation.

Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant's Unit 4 connects to UAE's Grid

It will add 1,400 MW of electricity to the grid.

Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant’s Unit 4 is now connected to the United Arab Emirates’ transmission grid and will add 1,400 megawatts of capacity to the country’s national grid.

In a statement, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said Unit 4 is nearing the start of its commercial operations.

After its grid connection, the unit will undergo the Power Ascension Testing or the process of gradually raising power levels where its operation is monitored and tested auntie reaching maximum electricity production is reached.

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“Grid connection of Unit 4 puts us well on the path to full-fleet commercial operations, and with that, the ability to generate 40TWh of clean, baseload electricity annually to drive our Net Zero economy, offering a competitive edge to many businesses, decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries, while presenting a global benchmark for the entire nuclear energy industry,” said ENEC CEO and Managing Director Mohamed Al Hammadi.

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