Kursk Nuclear Power Plant

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Kursk Nuclear Power Plant
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Control room at the Kursk Nuclear Power Plant
Kursk Nuclear Power Plant is located in Kursk Oblast
Kursk Nuclear Power Plant
Location of Kursk Nuclear Power Plant in Kursk Oblast
Country Russia
Coordinates 51°40′30″N 35°36′20″E / 51.67500°N 35.60556°E / 51.67500; 35.60556Coordinates: 51°40′30″N 35°36′20″E / 51.67500°N 35.60556°E / 51.67500; 35.60556
Status Operational
Construction began June 1, 1972
Commission date October 12, 1977
Operator(s) Rosenergoatom
Power generation
Units operational 4 × 1,000 MW
Average generation 22,760 GWh

The Nuclear power station Kursk (Russian: Курская АЭС [About this sound pronunciation ]) 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.

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The Kursk Nuclear Power Plant has 4 operational units:

Unit[1] Reactortype Net
capacity
Gross
capacity
Construction
started
Electricity
Grid
Commercial
Operation
Shutdown
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[2] RBMK-1000 925 MW 1,000 MW 1986-08-01 - - Construction cancelled 1993-12-01
Kursk II-1[3] VVER-1200/491 1,000 MW 1,170 MW - - - -

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