ENERGO: Zaporizhzhia NPP reconnects with Ukrainian power grid
The Zaporizhzhia power plant (ZNPP) has reconnected to the Ukrainian power grid after being shut down due to damage caused by the war, Ukrinform reported on August 26.
For the first time in its history, the ZNPP was disconnected on August 25 following fires at the nearby thermal power plant (TPP) which caused the last functional transmission line to Ukraine’s energy system to disconnect twice. Afterwards, the two operating reactors were disconnected.
One of the reactors was once again connected to the power grid during the afternoon on August 26, allowing the plant to produce electricity for Ukraine, state-owned nuclear enterprise Energoatom announced on Telegram. Capacity is being increased.
“Nuclear workers of Zaporizhzhia NPP are real heroes! They tirelessly and firmly hold the nuclear and radiation safety of Ukraine and the whole of Europe on their shoulders and work selflessly so that their native country has life-giving electricity,” Energoatom stated.