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Politico.eu.com | Zaporizh* nuclear power plant is being shut down, operator says, 9/11
The last operating reactor at the Zaporizh* nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine has been completely shut down and disconnected from the grid, the Ukrainian operator Ener*oatom said on Sunday.

"Arrangements for its cooling and transfer to a cold state are underway," Energoatom said, adding that in recent days the sixth -- and last operating -- reactor at the plant had been powering exclusively the facility's in-house needs because "all transmission lines linking the Zaporizhzhya NPP to the Ukrainian power system were damaged due to Russian shelling."
"In order to prevent an emergency situation at the power plant, it is necessary to stop the Russian shelling of the transmission lines linking the ZNNP to the power system and establish a demilitarized zone around it," Energoatom said.

Pravda.ua | Zaporizh* NPP is completely stopped - Ener*oatom
On September 11, at 03:41, power unit No. 6 of the ZNPP was disconnected from the power grid. Preparations are underway for its cooling and transfer to a cold state.

Source: Energoatom

Details: The agency explains that for the past three days, the 6th power unit has been operating in island mode, feeding only its own needs of the ZNPP at a critically low power level, as all communication [?] lines of the Zaporizh* NPP with the Ukrainian power system were damaged due to Russian shelling.

Literally: "On the evening of September 10, after one of these communication lines was restored to its operational capacity, power supply for ZNPP's own needs became possible from the energy system of Ukraine....

• On September 1, the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency  arrived at the Zaporizh* NPP  in occupied Ener*odar. On September 5, four of the six participants of the IAEA mission completed their work at the station, while  two representatives of the organization were supposed to[!] remain there . ...

RIA Novosti | Electricity supply of ZNPP was transferred to diesel generators
Zaporozhye NPP was switched to power from diesel generators, said the chairman of the movement "We are with Russia", a member of the main council of the military-civilian administration of the Zaporozh* region Vladimir Rogov.

"Now, in order to maintain technological processes, the power supply of the Zaporizh* NPP has been switched to diesel generators. This is a temporary solution," the politician told RIA Novosti.

According to him, this is due to the fact that "the K*v authorities deliberately fired on and disabled the power lines that feed the nuclear power plant, and also did not accept the energy generated at the nuclear power plant, artificially [?] blocking the flow to the right bank of the Dnieper."...

vOldEmoRT: Last power unit switched off at Zaporozhye nuclear plant
The sixth reactor "was stopped at 3:45 am. Now it doesn't generate electricity," Vladimir Rogov, a member of the Zaporozh* Region administration, told RIA-Novosti.
Ukrainian state-owned company Ener*oatom has also confirmed the so-called `cold shutdown' of the last unit, with the Zaporozh* facility coming to a complete halt. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe has been controlled by Russian forces since March, but is still operated by Ukrainian staff. Despite the shutdown of the Zaporozh* nuclear power plant, energy supply to the nearby town of Ener*odar is continuing as usual, the local authorities assured.
archived Ukranews | Zelenskyy Against Shutdown Of Zaporizh* NPP, 5 days ago
by Cat on Sun Sep 11th, 2022 at 01:01:50 PM EST
Russia Retaliates For Ukrainian Strikes On RF Controlled Electricity Networks Occupied Territory

One thus wonders about the Ukrainian decision makers and their 'western' intelligence minders who thought that attacking electricity networks under Russian control would somehow benefit their cause.

The Ukrainian military has for weeks attacked the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, since early March under Russian control and guarded by Russian troops, with artillery strikes. Yesterday the last of the plant's six reactors had to shut down after its connection to external emergency power supply was destroyed during another Ukrainian artillery attack. (The line was later restored.)

It was not the only target of Ukrainian infrastructure attacks. As British intelligence asset Bellingcat mouthpiece Christo Gorzev tweeted gleefully:

    Half of Belgorod is left without electricity after what appears to be a Ukrainian attack on its central electricity distribution station

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 12th, 2022 at 06:20:55 PM EST
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Has Applebaum weighed in?
by Cat on Mon Sep 12th, 2022 at 07:14:13 PM EST
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Could she marry Charles III ... just maybe, maybe an option out for her 😂

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Sep 12th, 2022 at 07:44:58 PM EST
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US Embassy in PL | The United States of America and the Republic of Poland Make Progress on Civil Nuclear Cooperation, 12 Sep
On September 12, 2022, the United States via the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski joined Westinghouse Poland President Miroslaw Kowalik and Bechtel's General Manager for Nuclear Power Ahmet Tokpinar to deliver the ["]Concept and Execution Report for Civil Nuclear Cooperation["] to Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa in Warsaw, Poland
Serving as more than a commercial offer, the ["]Concept and Execution Report["] reflects 18 months of intensive work and millions of dollars of U.S. funded analysis and assessments. To support this report, U.S. project companies Westinghouse and Bechtel conducted detailed studies on the feasibility of AP1000 technology to deliver on the expectations of the Polish Nuclear Power Program and Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe, the investor in the construction of nuclear power plants in Poland. The final document was thoroughly reviewed by experts and determined complete by a bilateral steering committee co-chaired by Deputy Minister Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński from Poland's Ministry of Climate and Environment and Assistant Secretary Andrew Light from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Speaking about the significance of the document, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm said, "The report is a major step towards Poland's development of a robust civil nuclear industry that is zero-carbon emitting and will result in another European source of energy that is free from Russian influence. This project has the potential to ensure that the Polish people can receive the safest, most advanced, and reliable nuclear technology available."

Thar ya go. When gott shuts down an NPP, another one opens! 2040.
by Cat on Tue Sep 13th, 2022 at 06:20:39 PM EST
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IAEA | Update 101 - IAEA Director General Statement on Situation in Ukraine, 12 Sep
A second back-up power line to Ukraine's Zaporizh* Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has been restored, enabling the operator to keep one line in reserve while the other provides the plant with the external electricity it needs for reactor cooling and other essential safety functions during shutdown
the restoration on Saturday of a 330 kilovolt (kV) power line allowed the plant to access off-site electricity from the grid instead of relying on the reactor itself for power. A 750/330 kV line has now also been restored and it is being used to provide the plant with power required for its safety functions, with the restored 330 kV line held in reserve. The two restored lines can both receive power from the grid through the switchyard of a nearby thermal power station.
he ZNPP's four main external power lines are all down and it is not currently providing electricity to households, factories and others.

src: @Azmilitary1 (simplified grid schema: yellow: onshore wind generation shown, others omitted)
by Cat on Tue Sep 13th, 2022 at 07:27:21 PM EST
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