Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Powerplant – UPSC Prelims

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Powerplant:
  • It is located on the banks of the Dnieper river, just 200 kilometers from the conflicted Donbas region where Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces have been fighting.
  • Zaporizhzhya is one of the four operating NPPs in the country and has been operating since 1984.
  • It accounts for about 40% of the total electricity generated by all the Ukrainian NPPs and one-fifth of Ukraine’s annual electricity production.
  • The Zaporizhzhya NPP consists of six Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) units commissioned between 1984 and 1995, with a gross electrical capacity of 1,000MW each.
  • Why in news? Russia has taken over this power plant.