Ukraine's power company Ukrenergo restores the power line that feeds Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP). The plant is back on the grid.
According to Ukrinform, Ukrenergo reported this on Telegram.
"As a result of the damage to the high-voltage line, ZNPP lost power from the grid and was operating on diesel generators. This is the seventh time since the temporary occupation of ZNPP that Russians have created a nuclear and radiation hazard in the NPP area. Ukrenergo has made every effort to restore the power supply to the nuclear power plant," the statement said.
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It is noted that, despite the enemy's morning attack, Ukraine's power system is operating stably, with enough electricity generated to meet consumers' needs.
However, the energy infrastructure did suffer damage. For example, 330-750 kV high-voltage lines were damaged in Dnipro region. This led to the shutdown of one of the region's largest power plants, as well as a number of Ukrenergo substations and distribution system operators (oblenergos). As a result, consumers in Zaporizhzhia were cut off from electricity.
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Power engineers have already resumed power supply to consumers under backup schemes, Ukrenergo said. Power output from the plant is gradually being restored.
In addition, in Dnipro region, as a result of Russian attack, the networks of regional power companies were damaged. Power is being restored.
Nevertheless, electricity exports to Moldova and Poland continue at night with reduced consumption. There are no imports to Ukraine today.
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"At present, there is enough electricity to cover consumers' needs, but to maintain the balance in the evening hours, it is necessary to conserve electricity," Ukrenergo reminded.
As reported, as a result of Russian shelling on the night of May 22, at 5:26 a.m., the last high-voltage transmission line, the 750 kV Dniprovska, which supplied power to the temporarily occupied ZNPP, was disconnected.