Emergency protection has worked at three nuclear power plants, all power units are turned off

Emergency protection has been triggered at three NPPs, all power units are offline

Due to frequency reduction in the power system of Ukraine at Rivne, Yuzhnoukrainsk and Khmelnytsky NPPs, emergency protection worked, as a result of which all power units were automatically turned off. This was reported by the press service of NNEGC Energoatom.

“On November 23, 2022, due to a decrease in the frequency in the power system of Ukraine, emergency protection worked at the Rivne, South Ukrainian and Khmelnytsky NPPs, as a result of which all power units were automatically disabled. While they are working in the design mode, without generation to the domestic power system”, — the message says.

In «Energoatom» clarified that as soon as the operation of the energy system normalizes, the supply of electricity from the nuclear power plant will be resumed. The radiation background at the nuclear power plant sites and nearby territories has not changed, all indicators are normal.

“Also, due to a decrease in frequency, the supply of the Zaporizhzhya NPP’s own needs through the energy system of Ukraine was stopped. The station went into full blackout mode. All diesel generators are in operation. The radiation background at the ZNPP site remains normal,” added the NAEC.

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