Enerhodar was founded June 12, 1970 , with the construction of Zaporizhzhya TPP (completed in 1977 ) . November 23, 1972 the settlement was named Enerhodar . During construction of the hydroelectric power station village developed rapidly . In 1971 he opened a school and a kindergarten, in 1972 - a shopping center , post office and a cinema. In 1974 he completed the construction of the hospital complex ( Hospitals and balneary ) , was defeated in the forest city park. Since the settlement was built on the sandy shore Kakhovskoe reservoir , then had to deliver for landscaping black earth . Watering was carried out river water. In 1978 it was decided to build the Zaporizhzhya NPP . April 1, 1981 was laid the first cubic meter of concrete in the foundation of the first unit. In the same year began work enterprises providing NPP construction and settlement - factory standard equipment and pipelines ( NSOiT ) , special plant structures and plant panel construction . The first block of Zaporizhzhya launched November 9, 1984 . With the increase in the number of jobs grew and Energodar population - in 1985 it reached 50 thousand and the village became a town . Zaporizhia nuclear power plant was built 8 years - in August 1989 launched the fifth unit . After a long break - in 1993 - was completed sixth .. Power has become the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.