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 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.
2014 pro-Russian conflict
The Zaporizhia power plant is located around 200km away from the Anti-Terrorist-Operation (ATO) zone, where fighting has become very severe in 2014. On 31st of August 2014, a Greenpeace expert has declared that there is a threat of overheating of the plant if the fighting spreads to Zaporizhia Oblast and the plant is hit by heavy artillery or the power supply to the plant is cut off. Cutting off the power supply would lead to the failure of the cooling towers. Overheating would lead to the meltdown of the energy blocks, as in the case of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
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- List of power stations in Ukraine
- Orders of magnitude (energy)
- Threat of the Dnieper reservoirs
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