All NPP power units controlled by Ukraine connected to power grid - Energy Ministry
MOSCOW. Nov 20 (Interfax) - Energoatom has completed scheduled repairs and reconnected to the power grid the last, Unit 9, of the nuclear power plants located in Ukraine-controlled territory, Ukrainian media reported citing the Energy Ministry.
"The large-scale repair campaign at the nuclear power plants, which lasted for several months, has been completed. The nuclear power generating capacity provides more than 55% of the country's electricity needs," Energy Minister German Galushchenko was quoted in the statement as saying.
As reported, on November 14, NAEK Energoatom CEO Pyotr Kotin forecast that a 1,000 MW unit of one of the nuclear power plants would be connected within four to five days. After its launch, all three operating nuclear power plants located in the Ukrainian-controlled territory will generate 7,800 MW for the national power grid, Energoatom said.
Currently, Ukraine operates nine power units, seven of which have VVER-1000 reactors and two have VVER-440 reactors at three operating nuclear power plants in the Rovno, South Ukrainian and Khmelnitsky NPPs.