The new Chashma nuclear power plant unit-1 (CHASNUPP-2), located in Pakistan, has started operations.

The 330MW power plant, which is placed near Chashma Barrage, was co-developed by China National Nuclear Corporation and Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.

CHASNUPP-2, which is part of the nation’s Energy Security Plan, will pump 330MW of electricity into the national grid to meet the country’s energy demand.

The facility is compliant with the requirements of nuclear safeguard agreements signed between the government and the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to APP.

The nation is constructing two more energy facilities, C-3 and C-4, to increase the power generation capacity from the current 425MW to 8,800MW by the year 2030.