Power supply failure occurred at Armenian Nuclear Power Plant due to icing via Tass

EREVAN, January 22. /TASS/. Failure occurred on Saturday night at high voltage power transmission lines (PTL) connecting the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) with the national energy system, the government of Armenia told TASS. The failure entailing partial reduction of plant load was caused by power lines icing during lengthy frost.

The fault was identified and cured and power supply was restored, the government said. “Such situation is caused by ice accumulations on wires in freezing weather that is present in Armenia during several weeks already,” Sardaryan said. “The NPP is currently functioning with full load and power is supplied in full scope,” she added.

The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant commissioned in 1979 is providing about a third of all electric power generated in Armenia.

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