24 Nov 2022 17:06

Zaporozhye NPP hooked up to Ukrainian grid to receive supply for own needs, other 3 NPPs being prepared for reconnection - Ukrainian Energoatom head

MOSCOW. Nov 24 (Interfax) - The Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) has been hooked up to the Ukrainian power grid to receive electricity for its own purposes, after it was fed for some time by diesel generators, and units of the other three Ukrainian NPPs that were cut off from the grid on November 23 are being prepared for reconnection, Petr Kotin, president of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom, said on Thursday.

"The Zaporozhye NPP received power supply for its own needs from the Ukrainian power grid on the morning of November 24. All diesel generators have been switched off and put on standby," Ukrainian media said with reference to Kotin's remark, quoted in Energoatom's statement on social media on Thursday.

Restart operations have been launched on the power units of the Rovno, South Ukrainian, and Khmelnitsky NPPs, and once the national grid is ready, these units should be hooked up to it and begin generating electricity for households and industrial facilities, Kotin said.