On 18 March 2022, at 19:48, operability of the 750 kV high-voltage line "Kakhovska" was restored. The HV line was disconnected on 16 March 2022 due to damage as a result of hostilities.
Currently, two of the four regular high-voltage lines are in operation. In addition, the ZNPP inductive coupling line (750/330 kV) with Zaporizhzhia thermal power plant is also operational.
It has to be recalled that Zaporizhzhia NPP and the Enerhodar city are under the control of Russian military units since 4 March 2022.
According to information received from the ZNPP management:
- operational personnel continue monitoring the state of power units and ensuring their safe operation in accordance with the requirements of the operating procedures;
- the NPP operation is carried out exclusively by Zaporizhzhia NPP personnel, constant rotation of both operational and day-time personnel is ensured;
- no changes in the radiological situation at the NPP site or in the control area and observation area have been registered;
Representatives of the State Atomic Energy Corporation of the Russian Federation “Rosatom” are still illegally present at the ZNPP site.
The regulatory oversight over nuclear and radiation safety directly at the ZNPP site is currently still impossible to exercise.