The sixth unit Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant was automatically disconnected from the network

Шестой энергоблок Запорожской АЭС автоматически отключился от сети

The sixth unit Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant was automatically disconnected from the network, at the moment at the Zaporizhzhya NPP in the work are the 4 units. This reports the press service of “Energoatom”.

“April 18, 2017 at 19:52 on the power unit № 6 of Zaporizhzhya NPP by automatic action disconnected from the power grid. The cause of automation are investigated”, – is spoken in the message.

It added that at the moment at the Zaporizhzhya NPP in the work are the 4 units. “The total capacity of the generators is 3 420 MW. Comments on the operation of the main equipment of operating power units and personnel there,” – underlined in the message.

According to the structure, the radiation background in the area of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant and in the sanitary protection zone (the area around the nuclear radius 2.5 km) – 8-12 micro-roentgen per hour, which corresponds to natural radiation background.

Zaporizhzhya NPP – the largest energy facility in Ukraine and Europe with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW. Zaporizhzhya operated on 6 power capacity of 1 million kW each. The first unit was commissioned in 1984, second in 1985, third in 1986, fourth in 1987 and fifth in 1989 and the sixth in 1995. Since 1984 the contribution of Zaporizhzhya NPP in the energy sector of the country has increased from 2% to 22%.

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In recent years, the station produces about 50% of the electricity produced by nuclear power plants of Ukraine and more than 22% of the total electricity generation in the country.

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