kilowatt-hours of electricity to the unified power grid of the Republic of Belarus.
On August 7, 2020, the first fuel assembly with fresh nuclear fuel was loaded into the Unit 1 reactor core. On October 11 at the stage of physical start-up, the reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level. On October 23 SE Belarusian NPP and ASE EC JSC obtained a permission from the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus to carry out the power start-up works, which provide for a gradual power increase of the reactor plant ranging from 1% to 50% of the rated power, to connect the power unit to the unified power grid of the Republic of Belarus and to carry out dynamic tests at the rate of 50% power of the reactor plant. It is planned to complete the works at this stage of the power unit commissioning programme in the early December 2020, which is to be followed by the pilot operation stage.
Putting the Belarus NPP power unit No 1 into commercial operation is scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.