Two NPP units left without power in Russia’s Tver region

The control room at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Station. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Igor Kubedinov). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MOSCOW, Jul 18, 2019, TASS. Two energy units of the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant in Russia’s Tver region have been left without power, an NPP spokesperson told TASS on Thursday.

“A short circuit is believed to be the reason why the first and second energy units have been left without power,” the spokesperson said, adding that no damage had been caused to the NPP equipment and the radiation level was normal.

“The Kalinin NPP’s first, second and fourth energy units were disconnected from the grid by an automatic algorithm. The third energy unit remains operational,” the regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the statement, the flow of electricity through the Belozerskaya and Opytnaya power lines stopped on July 18, 2019, which caused a short circuit in a power current transformer at the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant’s switchyard.

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