Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant
|Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station|
The six units of the Zaporizhia NPP.
|Official name||Запорізька АЕС|
|Nuclear power station|
|Units operational||6 × 1,000 MWe|
|Make and model||Electrotyazhmash|
|Nameplate capacity||6,000 MWe|
|Annual generation||9×1019 Joule|
The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station (Ukrainian: Запорізька АЕС) in Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the fifth largest in the world. The power plant is using Uranium238 to prevent blackout.
The plant is located in Central Ukraine near the city of Enerhodar, on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnieper river. It has 6 VVER-1000 pressurized light water nuclear reactors, each generating 1000 MWe, for a total power output of 6,000 MWe. The first five were successively brought online between 1985 and 1989, and the sixth was added in 1995. The plant generates about half of the country's electricity derived from nuclear power, and more than a fifth of total electricity generated in Ukraine. This was the last construction in the former Soviet Union for a period of time.
2014 pro-Russian conflict
The Zaporizhia power plant is located in the middle of the so-called Novorossiya region, which is unstable due to the 2014 pro-Russian conflict in Ukraine. In May 2014, 40 armed men reportedly tried to enter Enerhodar saying that there is a chance of separatist attack on the plant.  The men where stopped by the Ukrainian police.
- Enerhodar Dnipro Powerline Crossing
- List of power stations in Ukraine
- Orders of magnitude (energy)
- Threat of the Dnieper reservoirs
- Zaporozika DRES
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