Kursk Nuclear Power Plant
|Kursk Nuclear Power Plant|
Control room at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant
|Construction began||June 1, 1972|
|Commission date||October 12, 1977|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||4 × 1,000 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||4,000 MW|
|Annual output||22,760 GW·h|
The Nuclear power station Kursk (Russian: Курская АЭС [ pronunciation (help·info)]) is located in western Russia on the bank of the Seym River about 40 kilometers west of the city of Kursk. The nearby town of Kurchatov was founded when construction of the plant began. The plant feeds the grid for Kursk Oblast and 19 other regions.
The reactors at the plant are the now obsolete RBMK type, the same type used at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The plant was originally equipped with two reactors. Two more reactors were added between 1983 and 1985.
The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant and the neighbouring town of Kurchatov stood in for the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and Pripyat for the production of the 1991 American television movie Chernobyl: The Final Warning.
The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant has 4 operational units:
|Kursk 1||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1972-06-01||1976-12-19||1977-10-12||2021 planned|
|Kursk 2||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1973-01-01||1979-01-28||1979-08-17||2024 planned|
|Kursk 3||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1978-04-01||1983-10-17||1984-03-30||2029 planned|
|Kursk 4||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1981-05-01||1985-12-02||1986-02-05||2030 planned|
|Kursk 5||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1985-12-01||-||-||Construction stopped 2012-08-15|
|Kursk 6||RBMK-1000||925 MW||1,000 MW||1986-08-01||-||-||Construction cancelled 1993-12-01|
|Kursk II-1||VVER-1200/491||1,000 MW||1,170 MW||-||-||-||-|