The national energy company Ukrenergo has restored the operation of one of the high-voltage lines feeding the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant. The plant has now switched from a backup to a normal power supply scheme, Ukrenergo said.
The plant lost connection with the power grid at night during another Russian attack. The power supply to consumers in Zaporizhzhya and Dnipropetrovsk regions was not interrupted, and backup lines were used to meet their needs.
"Ukrenergo dispatchers were able to restore the main 750 kV power supply line to ZNPP. Currently, the Zaporizhzhya NPP receives the electricity necessary for its safe operation from the integrated power system of Ukraine," the company said.
Ukrenergo repair crews will start restoring the damaged high-voltage lines as soon as the security situation allows.
On the night of 1 December, the Zaporizhzhya NPP experienced a complete blackout. As a result, ZNPP switched to powering its own needs from diesel generators. Under the circumstances, Unit 4 is under the greatest safety threat.