Ukraine’s nuclear operator connects ninth nuclear power unit to power grid

22 December 2022, 01:51 PM
Khmelnytskyi NPP (illustrative photo) (Photo:RLuts via Wikipedia)

Khmelnytskyi NPP (illustrative photo) (Photo:RLuts via Wikipedia)

Ukraine’s nuclear operator Energoatom has connected a ninth nuclear re-actor to the power grid, the nuclear operator reported on Dec. 22.

The reactor was initially shutdown for repair until Dec. 18.

According to Energoatom, the reactor is currently operating at a capacity of 400 MW and is gaining momentum.

After Ukraine’s power grid operator Ukrenergo lifts restrictions on the out-put of power at this reactor, it will be loaded up to a nominal capacity of 1,000 MW and Ukraine will receive the full capacity of all reactors located in the country, save those in the occupied Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant.

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Earlier, Ukrenergo announced that all nuclear power plants, except for the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhya NPP, had reached their planned capacity.

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