Disusun Ulang Oleh:
Pendidikan Fisika, FPMIPA Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
Follower Open Course Ware at MIT-Harvard University, Cambridge. USA.
A nuclear power plant (NPP) is a thermal power station in which the heat source is one or more nuclear reactors. As in a conventional thermal power station the heat is used to generate steam which drives a steam turbine connected to a generator which produceselectricity.
Nuclear power plants are usually considered to be base load stations, which are best suited to constant power output.
Electricity was generated for the first time ever by a nuclear reactor on December 20, 1951 at the EBR-I experimental station near Arco, Idahoin the United States. On June 27, 1954, the world's first nuclear power plant to generate electricity for a power grid started operations atObninsk, USSR. The world's first commercial scale power station, Calder Hall in England opened in October 17, 1956.