In the written statement made by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Grossi’s evaluations regarding the latest situation of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant were included.
Grossi stated that the nuclear power plant had 6 backup power lines before the war, only a 330 kilowatt line was available due to the conflicts, but the connection between the plant and the backup power line was cut due to the damage on the other side of the Dnipro River on March 1, and that the line was disconnected due to the difficult conditions in the region. He noted that it could only be repaired on 1 July.
Grossi noted that there is a 750 kilowatt external line providing energy for the operation of the nuclear power plant, and that the facility provided energy from 4 external lines of 750 kilowatts before the war. .
Grossi reminded that since the start of the war, the nuclear facility has been disconnected from the external energy source 7 times, and during this time, diesel-powered emergency generators have been activated.
Stating that the repair of the power plant’s backup power line is a positive development, Grossi underlined that the sensitive situation regarding the external energy source of the facility continues, and that this fragile situation causes instability in terms of nuclear safety and security.
The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Europe, has been under the control of Russian forces since March 4, 2022.