Zaporizhzhya NPP went to full black-out mode due to russian shelling

Yesterday, November 2, 2022, as a result of russian shelling, the last two high-voltage transmission lines linking the Zaporizhzhya NPP to the Ukrainian power system were damaged.

At 11:04 p.m., the power plant went to full black-out mode. All 20 diesel generators started operating.

Currently, the power supply scheme for ZNPP's in-house needs is optimized, 9 diesel generators are left in operation. Power units 5 and 6 are being transferred to a cold shutdown mode.

Fuel for the operation of diesel generators in the mode of full black-out of the ZNPP is enough for 15 days. The countdown has begun.

Due to the occupation of the plant and the interference of Rosatom representatives in its operation, the opportunities of the Ukrainian side to maintain the ZNPP in a safe mode are significantly limited.

Such actions are another attempt by the russians to reconnect the nuclear power plant to the russian energy system. In the near term, they will try to repair and connect the ZNPP transmission lines in the direction of the temporarily occupied Crimea and Donbass.

Once again, we appeal to the international community to urgently take measures for demilitarization of the ZNPP as soon as possible, the withdrawal of all russian military from the territory of the power plant and the city of Enerhodar, as well as the return of the Zaporizhzhya NPP to the full control of Ukraine for the sake of the safety of the whole world!