May 9, 2012 at Unit number 4 of the Kalinin nuclear power plant entered a phase of "Pilot plant operation," which is the final part of the development work on putting nuclear power plant unit in commercial operation.
Group management start-up, headed by the director Mikhail Kalinin Kanyshev, considered the acts of the working committee of the completion of work on the stage, "Power Start" and the willingness to step "Pilot plant operation", as well as an act of targeted inspections of state regulatory bodies safe use of nuclear energy recognizing the ability "to see adopted by the unit number 4 in pilot production and begin to carry out works in accordance with the landmark program."The transition to a pilot operation preceded the target Inspectorate of the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (RTN). Step pilot operation provides for a gradual increase in power unit to the nominal (design) 100% level and the completion of the complex dynamic testing systems and power in general in stationary and transient conditions. Test results should confirm the design parameters of reliability and security.
Stage of trial operation is complete acceptance tests, in which unit will operate at nominal power level for 72 hours, and acceptance into operation, which is scheduled for September 30, 2012.