The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) was left without power after Russian shelling damaged the remaining two high-voltage lines connecting the plant to Ukraine’s power grid on November 2.
source: Energoatom, the state operator of nuclear power plants in Ukraine, on Telegram
Quote: “Yesterday, November 2, 2022, the two remaining high-voltage power lines connecting Zaporizhia NPP to the Ukrainian power supply were damaged as a result of Russian shelling. The power station lost all power at 23:04. every 20th [back-up] Diesel generators have been turned on.”
details: The emergency power supply system of the ZNPP has now been optimized, only nine diesel generators are still working. Engines #5 and #6, which are in hot shutdown mode, are currently being shut down.
There is enough diesel fuel to power the backup generators for 15 days if power is left completely off at the ZNPP. A countdown until the start of the total system failure.
“Ukraine’s ability to ensure the security of the ZNPP is significantly limited due to the Russian occupation and interference in the operation of the facility by Rosatom officials,” Energoatom said. [Rosatom is Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation, which has taken over control over the ZNPP – ed.]
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