Ukraine says one reactor at nuclear plant reconnects to its grid

By Thomson Reuters Aug 26, 2022 | 6:50 AM

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s state nuclear company said on Friday that one reactor at its Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant had been reconnected to the Ukrainian grid and was again supplying Ukraine with electricity.

Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which is located in southern Ukraine, was disconnected from the Ukrainian grid for the first time in its history on Thursday after a fire caused by shelling damaged a power line, Ukraine said earlier.

“Today… at 14:04, one of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant’s power units that shut down yesterday was connected to the power grid,” Energoatom said in a statement. Kyiv is three hours ahead of GMT.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Jon Boyle)