On November 26, the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP was on the verge of another blackout. The operator of Ukrainian nuclear power plants, Energoatom, reported this on Telegram.
At 10:30 a.m., due to a short circuit approximately 100 km north of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the last (fourth) line of its connection to the energy system of Ukraine - PL-750 kV of the ZNPP-Dniprovska nuclear power plant - was disconnected. Three other lines were damaged even earlier during shelling, Energoatom reported.
According to the IAEA, ZNPP was currently receiving external power from the only available 330 kV backup power line.
In addition, there was a partial blackout of power unit No. 4 with the automatic switching on of a diesel generator, which was turned off manually in 10 minutes. This indicates a problem with the power supply of the nuclear facility, Energoatom said.
Ukrainian specialists repaired the damaged 750 kV line at 20:52. By this time, Zaporizhzhia NPP was on the verge of another blackout almost all day due to the blackout of the 330 kV backup line.
Energoatom reminded that Zaporizhzhia NPP has repeatedly lost an external power source, and the plant has already experienced seven full and one partial blackout.