UAE has started receiving clean electricity form the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, on Wednesday announced that its operations and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company, TRANSCO – a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company – has safely and successfully connected Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to the UAE grid, and is dispatching its first megawatts of clean electricity to the nation.
Unit 1 connection, also referred to as ‘grid synchronisation’, marks the first time that clean electricity produced at the plant is delivered to the UAE national grid. This follows the safe and successful start-up of Unit 1 at the end of July 2020 by Nawah.
With clean electricity from peaceful nuclear energy now being delivered to homes and business across the UAE, this is a significant moment for the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme and its cornerstone, the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.