MOSCOW, 11 Oct — PRIME. Energodar will be provided with heat and light through the operation of the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant, Yevhen Balitsky, Acting Governor of the region, said.
“The tasks we are facing are to provide Energodar with heat and electricity through the nuclear power plant, and to provide the nuclear power plant with stable voltage necessary to maintain the cold regime,” Balitsky said on Channel One.
He noted that all the tasks that the authorities of the region face in preparing the city for winter will be resolved as quickly as possible.
Zaporozhye NPP is located on the left bank of the Dnieper near the town of Energodar. This is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe in terms of the number of units and installed capacity – the plant has six power units with a capacity of 1 gigawatt each. Since March, it has been under the protection of the Russian military. The Russian Foreign Ministry emphasized that this step was justified in order to avoid leakage of nuclear and radioactive materials. The Ukrainian military continues to regularly shell Enerhodar and the territory of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant adjacent to the city.
In early September, an IAEA mission headed by Director General Rafael Grossi arrived at the ZNPP. The head of the delegation of “Rosatom” and the staff of the station led the delegation of the IAEA through its territory and showed the sections of the station that had been damaged during the shelling of Ukrainian troops. Two IAEA employees remained at ZNPP on a permanent basis. As a result of the visit of the mission, the IAEA published a report in which it confirmed the fact of shelling of the ZNPP.