Power outage impacts Chornobyl NPP after transmission line damaged in Belarus
Chornobyl NPP (photo: depositphotos.com)

The Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant had problems with power supply yesterday due to the disconnection of the 330 kV line. The site of the damage was discovered in Belarus, the Ministry of Energy reports.

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Since the beginning of August, this is the third time when Ukrainian power lines, which partially pass through the territory of the neighboring country, have been disconnected due to damage in Belarus. Twice, on August 3 and August 7 , the 330 kV line supplying the Kyiv Oblast was disconnected.

Also, the 330 kV main line of Ukrenergo in Lviv Oblast was shut down yesterday. About 290,000 households were briefly de-energized. The reasons for the incident are being clarified.

A 330 kV overhead line in Kyiv Oblast was also disconnected due to a falling tree. In addition, the 220 kV substation in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast was shut down due to equipment damage.

As a result of the overnight enemy missile attack in Lviv, three 0.4 kV lines, which supply about 100 households, were disconnected. An additional network survey is being conducted.

There was also an accident involving Ukrenergo personnel in Kharkiv Oblast. An electrician received burns due to a broken wire while performing work on the 330 kV line. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the circumstances of the accident are being investigated.

Russian terror continues in the frontline and border regions with the Russian Federation. 403 settlements in Donetsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhya, Sumy, Kherson, Luhansk and Chernihiv oblasts were cut off due to shelling. Repair crews work where the security situation allows.

Gas pipelines were damaged in Donetsk and Kharkiv oblasts as a result of hostilities, which led to the termination of gas supply to more than 100 households. Repair work is ongoing.

On August 12, a gas pipeline in Donetsk Oblast was damaged by shelling, and a leak occurred.

On August 14, power lines went out six times across six oblasts of Ukraine.