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The first unit of Zaporizhzhya NPP was disconnected from the network

The first unit of the Zaporizhzhya NPP in Ukraine are disconnected from the grid and put in reserve in connection with balance sheet constraints in the power system, said Monday the press service of the operator of the Ukrainian NPP company "Energoatom".

"In 11.04 (same as GMT) 1 June 2020 unit №1 of Zaporizhzhya NPP unloaded, disconnected from the power grid and put in reserve in compliance with regulatory procedures in connection with balance sheet constraints in the power system", - stated in the message.

According to the press service, in the work there are three unit of Zaporizhzhya NPP with a total capacity of generators is 2 020 MW. On the fourth and fifth units are under repair. Comments on the operation of the main equipment of operating power units and staff there. The radiation background in the area of Zaporizhzhya NPP and in sanitary-protective zone corresponds to the natural radiation background.

Zaporizhzhya NPP - the largest energy facility in Ukraine and Europe with an installed capacity of 6000 MW. 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.

Previously, the largest private investor in the energy sector of Ukraine DTEK announced the withdrawal in a simple from April 20, the coal-mining company "Pavlogradugol", which includes 10 mines, because of "a systemic crisis in the energy sector of Ukraine", which arose in connection with the lack of demand for Ukrainian electricity. Before it stopped mine DTEK Dobropolyeugol, "Belozerskaya" and the Central concentrating factory "October" for the same reason.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine under chairmanship of the Prime Minister created the anti-crisis energy headquarters. At the same time acting head of the Ministry of energy and coal industry Olga Bukovec stated that Ukraine is experiencing one of the largest in the history of the country's energy crises, the output of which is a matter of national security.