The Anonymous Widower

Where Is Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant?

I have been looking on Google Maps to find Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine.

This Google Map shows the power plant with respect to the Black Sea.

Note.

  1. Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant is marked by the red arrow above the Black Sea., at the top of the map.
  2. The River Dnieper runs between the Black Sea and the power plant.
  3. Crimea is the piece of land with Sevastopol marked on it.

This second Google Map shows the location of the power plant.

Note the wide River is the Dnieper, with what looks to be a series of breakwaters or a port enclosing a square patch of water towards the West.

This third Google Map shows the power plant in the North-East corner of the port.

Note that each of the red dots is one 3 GW nuclear reactor, which were built in the 1980s.

It appears that at this time of year, that the prevailing wind is in the East so Moldova will get any radiation.

But luckily, at the time of writing, everything seems OK.

 

March 4, 2022 - Posted by | Energy | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. The reactors are 950MWe each for a total of 5.7GWe.

    Another article on https://energo.dtek.com/en/media-center/press/dtek-tpps-compensates-for-the-shutdown-of-units-of-zaporizhzhya-npp-due-to-attack-by-occupiers-/ says there was some loss of generation but they were able to replace it by firing up some thermal plant nearby. Fantastic to see that despite the chaos they can still despatch the power system as required to fulfill demand.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | March 4, 2022 | Reply


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