"The unit is on the stage of energetic launch. The power of 30 percent has been mastered. The unit is currently being prepared for synchronization of a turbogenerator with the power system. It is expected to be implemented this month," Shutikov told RIA Novosti.
The Novovoronezh NPP is a branch of Russia’s nuclear power plant operating company Rosenergoatom. The plant is located on the bank of the Don River 26 miles to the south of the city of Voronezh.
It is Russia's first nuclear power plant with water-to-water power reactors (VVER) of case type with regular water under pressure. The first power unit was launched in 1964.