The Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Energodar. Archive photo
Company “Energoatom”, the operator of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, said that the second unit of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant connected to the grid.
On Friday morning, Energoatom said that all the units of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant disconnected from the power grid, the power supply is provided only through the line of the power system of Ukraine. The company said that one of the units was again connected to the network. In turn, the head of the administration of Energodar reported that a complete shutdown of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, as stated by the Ukrainian side, was not an extraordinary situation that prevented automatic.”Today, August 26, at 21.15 second from stopped yesterday work units were connected to the grid”, the statement reads “Energoatom”.
The head of administration of the Zaporizhzhya region Yevgeny Balitsky earlier in the week reported that as a result of attack by the armed forces of Ukraine on the power lines in the area of the Zaporizhzhya NPP fire occurred on the territory of the protected zone VL-750 kV. The fire caused the closure of the power lines. Worked relay emergency protection Zaporizhzhya, two units have been disconnected, then Zaporozhye region were left without electricity. Immediately after extinguishing the fire one unit was launched.
On the left Bank of the Dnieper near the city of Energodar, Zaporizhia region located in Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear power station in Europe by the number of units and installed capacity. Since March she is under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed the propriety of such a step from the point of view of preventing leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Ukrainian military continues to fire Energodar and adjacent to the city the territory of the Zaporizhzhya NPP.