City Council: overload of the electricity grid led to a power outage of the satellite city of Khmelnytsky NPP
MOSCOW, November 19 – RIA Novosti. Due to the overload of the electricity grid, the power of the city of Netishin, Khmelnitsky district, has been completely cut off for an indefinite period, the Netishin city council executive committee reported on Saturday.
“According to JSC Khmelnytskoblenergo, an emergency shutdown has occurred throughout the city for an indefinite period due to the overload of the electricity grid. Only critical infrastructure is connected to the network: a medical unit and water supply to the city,” the city council said in a social networking message. he said.
Later, as the media reported, the city council announced that there is no official program for power cuts in Netishyn, but temporary schemes for the convenience of consumers. There will now only be emergency shutdowns.
Khmelnytsky NPP is located on the territory of the Khmelnytsky district in the city of Netishyn. It includes two power units (VVER-1000) with a total capacity of 2000 MW (connected in 1987 and 2004). The main purpose of the station is to fill the gap of electricity capacities in the western region of Ukraine.
Attacks on the Ukrainian infrastructure of the Russian Armed Forces began on October 10, two days after the terrorist attack on the Crimean bridge, behind which, according to Russian authorities, the Ukrainian special services stood. Attacks are being carried out on energy, defense industry, military command and communication facilities throughout the country, from Kharkov and Kiev to Lvov and Ivano-Frankivsk. Since then, air raid warnings have been issued daily in parts of Ukraine, and sometimes throughout the country. Volodymyr Zelensky said on 1 November that about 40% of the energy infrastructure in Ukraine was damaged, causing major power outages.
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