Ukraine provided emergency aid due to the Belarusian nuclear power plant shutdown

On January 16, Ukraine provided emergency aid to Belarus to secure the country's power system's stable operation. It happened due to the Belarusian nuclear power plant shutdown, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Energy and Housing and Utilities Services Andriy Gerus announced, UA Energy reports.

“The emergency aid amounted to 200 MW at 6:42-6:50 p.m. and 300 MW at 6:50 -07:00 p.m. In total, emergency assistance lasted 18 minutes, but it helped stabilise the work of the Belarusian power system,” he said.

The first power unit of the BelNPP was brought to full capacity.

As reported, BelNPP stopped electricity production due to a breakdown.

Tags: NPP, electricity, Gerus, Ukraine, Belarus, nuclear power plant, power system, power unit

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