“While the reconnection of the again-up energy line is constructive, the plant’s external energy scenario stays extremely susceptible, underlining the precarious nuclear safety and security state of affairs at the site,” Mr. Grossi said. In accordance with IAEA, the plant’s connection to the single remaining 330 kilovolt (kV) energy line out of six that existed before Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022 was restored on Saturday. The connection had been minimize on 1 March due to damage sustained on the opposite aspect of the Dnipro River. The 4-month-long effort to restore the connection reflects the difficult safety situation within the region. The ZNPP had been relying solely on a single major 750 kV energy line for important capabilities like reactor cooling and nuclear security since the battle began. Previous to Russia’s navy invasion of Ukraine, the plant had four such energy strains. The newly energized 330 kV line will serve as a backup and can be obtainable to supply power to the ZNPP in case the main line turns into unavailable or broken.
Since February 2022, the plant has skilled seven cases of complete energy loss from exterior sources, compelling non permanent reliance on emergency diesel generators for electricity, based on IAEA. No mines or explosive units have been detected around the plant by a team of company experts, Mr. Grossi had introduced on Friday. The IAEA inspection workforce had additionally noted that the plant had the reserves of water available for use regardless of the destruction of the downstream Kakhovka dam more than three weeks ago, he said. In inspection was spurred by reports that mines and different explosives had been placed in and across the plant, together with mines close to the cooling pond, Mr. Grossi stated, adding that IAEA takes such studies very critically. “I have instructed our experts at the site to look into this matter and request the entry they need for doing their job,” he said. “Until now they haven’t observed any mines or different explosives.