on august, 28, 2018, unit 2 of the sanmen nuclear power plant in china's zhejiang province has been connected to the electricity grid and has begun supplying power. in late-june, sanmen 1 became the world's first ap1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.
sanmen 2 was connected to the grid at 5:22pm and the unit will now undergo gradual power ascension testing until all testing is safely and successfully completed at 100% power. on completion of these tests, the utility will then seek approval for commercial operation of the unit.
unit 1 of the haiyang plant attained first criticality on 8 august and was grid connected on 17 august. haiyang 2 is expected to start up in 2019.