16:31 02 Sep 2022

ZNPP power unit disconnected due to russian shelling, was reconnected to power grid

Фото: Енергоатом

The fifth power unit of the Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP), which was disconnected the day before due to shelling by the russian military, has been connected to the power grid.

It was reported in Energoatom on September 2.

"Today, September 2, 2022, power unit No. 5 of the Zaporizhzhia NPP, which was disconnected yesterday morning (September 1) as a result of another mortar shelling by the russian occupying forces at the ZNPP site, was connected to the power grid at 1:10 p.m., and power is being gained," the message said.

Two power units are currently operating at the station, which produce electricity for Ukraine's needs. There are no comments on the operation of equipment and security systems.


On August 31, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission arrived in Zaporizhzhia to visit the nuclear power plant in the temporarily occupied Enerhodar.

On September 1, the russians shelled the road along the pre-agreed route of the mission. russian troops also shelled the city of Enerhodar with mortars. Later, the invaders opened fire with MLRS and helicopters. The dead and wounded were reported.

Five representatives of the IAEA mission remained at the ZNPP and will continue to work at the plant.

The Zaporizhzhia NPP, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, has been seized by the russian military since March 4. Since then, the invaders have placed military equipment and ammunition on the station's site, shelling the surrounding area.

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