186 km long power line of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant Kakhovska connected Zaporizhzhia NPP and a new substation Kakhovska providing a stable source of electricity supply to the south of Ukraine.
Thanks to its launch, it became possible to export electricity from Zaporizhzhia NPP to Romania, which is one of the important milestones on the way of Ukraine's integration into the European ENTSO-e network. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmygal stated this at the ceremony of opening of a new power line and substation, as 112.ua correspondent reports.
“Today, the opening of Kakhovska substation took place. It is one of the largest and most powerful energy facilities in Ukraine, which have been launched recently. The project opened up the opportunity for Zaporizhzhia NPP to operate at full capacity - at 6,000 MW. It will start from next month. ZNPP was the last nuclear power plant in Ukraine that had closed capacities - now all nuclear generation can work at full capacity. In addition, a stable source of electricity supply to the south of Ukraine has appeared. The launch of a new line and substation is also a milestone in Ukraine's integration into the European ENTSO-e network. ZNPP got the opportunity to export electricity to Romania in the future,” Shmygal said.
After the de-occupation of Crimea, the peninsula's need for electricity from Ukraine will be fully satisfied through the new ZNPP Kakhovska line. In addition, due to the commissioning of the line, the risks of disconnections of consumers and generating capacities in the event of emergency disconnections from other power lines will decrease, Ukrenergo reported.