South Ukraine NPP 3rd power unit disconnected from grid by protection system
KYIV. Jan 4 (Interfax) - The third power-generating unit of the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was disconnected from the grid by the protection system at 5:04 a.m. local time (6:04 a.m. Moscow time) on Saturday, the press service of the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (Energoatom) of Ukraine said.
"The third power-generating unit of the South Ukraine NPP was disconnected from the grid by the automated protection system at 5:04 a.m. on January 4, 2020. Its cause is being established," the press service said.
"The generators have an overall capacity of 2,040 megawatts. There have been no complaints about the functioning of the main equipment of the operating power units and the work of the facility's staff," it said.
The South Ukraine NPP sits on the banks of Pivdennyi Buh River in the town of Yuzhnoukrayinsk, Mykolayiv region. The NPP is a standalone unit of Energoatom and is part of the South Ukraine power grid.
Energoatom operates all four active Ukrainian NPPs with 15 power units equipped with pressurized water reactors with a combined design capacity of 13,835GW.