Photo: Energoatom At Rovno NPP has three of four units

On nuclear power plant triggered the automatic protection due to disconnection of the main circulation pumps, say in Energoatom.

On the Rovno nuclear power plant on Monday morning, may 18, disconnected from the power grid the first unit, the press service of Energoatom.

“May 18, 2020 at 07:52 on the power unit №1 of Rovno NPP (WWER-440) is disconnected from the power grid due to actuation of automatic protection due to disconnection of the main circulation pumps. According to the international scale of nuclear events of INES, the event is pre-classified by the level of “out-of-scale/0”, – stated in the message.

It is noted that the radiation and fire condition at the site have not changed.

“For the past day at the Rivne NPP in the work there were all of four power units with total load of 2321 MW. Using balance constraints unit №3 of RNPP (VVER-1000) works to power 56% of nominal. Comments on the operation of the main equipment of operating power units and staff there,” said the Energoatom.

Last week Rivne NPP withdrew from the reserve and connected to the grid of the power unit No. 4

Earlier, the head of the energy Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Gerus stated that nuclear generation fell to historic lows and works 49% of the installed capacity. Because of this, the cost of electricity increased by 15%.

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