Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant lost contact with its only power line

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Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant lost contact with its only power line

Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) lost contact with the only remaining off-site 750 kV transmission line due to a short circuit. This was announced by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi. The station now depends on a single backup line.

"ZNPP lost contact with its only remaining 750kV off-site transmission line this afternoon due to a short circuit, leaving it dependent on a single backup line.", Grossi said on the official IAEA account on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

The IAEA Director General emphasized that the power outage again highlights the extreme danger of nuclear protection and safety at the Zaporozhye NPP during the conflict. The loss of the main power transmission line creates significant risks for the stable operation of the plant and can lead to serious consequences.

Zaporozhye NPP is located on the left bank of the Dnieper near the city of Energodar and is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity. The station has six power units with a capacity of 1 gigawatt each. In October 2022, the nuclear power plant became the property of the Russian Federation.

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