VIENNA, November 25. /TASS/. All of Ukraine’s operational nuclear power plants have regained access to the national grid, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi said in a statement published on the IAEA website on Friday.
All the operational nuclear power plant sites in Ukraine as well as the Zaporozhye NPP "have access to the national grid again following a complete loss of off-site power earlier this week," Grossi said.
On Wednesday, air raid alerts were issued across Ukraine, followed by reports about explosions and damage to infrastructure. According to Ukraine’s Energy Ministry all three Kiev-controlled nuclear power plants (the Rovno, Khmelnitsky and South Ukraine NPPs) were put into shutdown mode, and most thermal and hydroelectric power plants faced blackouts, while the majority of consumers were left without electricity.
The Ukrenergo energy operator said that as of Friday morning, the electricity shortage in the country’s grid stood at 30%. Ukraine's three nuclear power plants have resumed operation, and according to the company’s spokesperson, will reach their planned capacity in a day or two.