Barakh nuclear power plant connects to UAE’s grid

Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi has been successfully connected to the UAE’s national electricity transmission grid.

The four units of the plant will meet up to 25 per cent of the UAE’s electricity needs for at least the next 60 years. Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company has constructed 952 kms of 400 kV overhead lines to connect the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Unit 1 to the Abu Dhabi electricity grid. Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has recently completed the construction of Unit 2, with operational readiness preparations now underway by Nawah. Construction of Units 3 and 4 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant are in their final stages.

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