Zaporizhzhia NPP was again connected to the energy system of Ukraine
External power has been restored to Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) two days after it lost all access to off-site electricity in the latest incident highlighting the precarious nuclear safety and security situation at Europe’s largest such facility. — Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said today.
Both the ZNPP’s external power lines, a 750 kilovolt (kV) line and a 330 kV backup line used for electricity supplies from the grid, were repaired. Reconnection started on Friday [November 4, 2022] afternoon. At around 22:00, the 750 kV power supply to all six units of the ZNPP had been re-established, and eight operating emergency diesel generators turned off and put into standby mode, Director General Grossi said, citing information he had received from the team of IAEA experts present at the plant.