Nuclear energy

 angra Nuclear Power Plant, Brazil

 angra Nuclear Power Plant, Brazil

The nuclear power plant Angra is one of the few nuclear plants in Brazil. The plant is located in Angra Nuclear Power Plant (CNAAA) in Playa Itaorna in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This is two nuclear pressurized water reactors

  • The nuclear reactor Angra 1 has a net power of 637 MWe, connected to the electricity grid for the first time in 1985.
  • The nuclear reactor Angra 2 has a net capacity of 1,350 MWe, I connectado to the electricity grid in 2000.
  • It is working on a third reactor, Angra 3, which will have an estimated capacity of 1,405 MWe. Construction began in 1984 but stopped in 1986. Work resumed in on June 1, 2010 to enter service between 2015 and 2018.

The Complex of the Central Nuclear Almirante álvaro Alberto

Angra Nuclear Power Plant, Brazil The complex of Angra Nuclear Power Plant is managed by Eletronuclear, a state company that has a monopoly of nuclear power generation in Brazil. In the complex 3000 people work and indirectly creates jobs for 10,000 others in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Reactor typePressurized water reactor (PWR): working and pros and cons
Reactor model2-loop WE
Grid connection1982-04-01
OwnerEletrobras Eletronuclear S.A.
OperatorEletrobras Eletronuclear S.A.
ZoneItaorn, Rio de Janeiro

Published: January 6, 2013
Last review: November 24, 2018

Nuclear power plants in Brazil