A unit of Pivdennoukrainska nuclear power plant is currently off the grid, as it needs scheduled maintenance. The press office of Energoatom state enterprise reported that on May 15.
"A power unit No.3 of Pivdennoukrainska NPP was cut off the power grid to remove issues on the electrotechnical facility of the key single line diagram on May 14, 2020, at 5.51 p.m. No condition violations or breaches of the limits of safe use were reported during transition processes", the press office of the NPP reported.
Power unit No.1 works as usual; power unit No.2 undergoes preventative repairs.
Previously, we reported that the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine has revised the forecast for the balance of electricity for 2020, completely abandoning supplies from Belarus, as well as Russia, as Radio Liberty reports.
Earlier, the Lithuanian government has repeatedly called on Ukraine to refrain from importing electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant, which is being built near the border with Lithuania.
According to the document held by journalists, the total volume of electricity supplies from Belarus in 2020 is planned in the amount of 150 million kWh. This volume dried up in January, February and April.
It is also reported that due to a decrease in electricity consumption caused by quarantine, 11 out of 15 power units of all Ukrainian nuclear power plants are currently operating in Ukraine; the rest are being repaired or put in reserve to ensure that all power units operate at or near the nominal level.