Bucharest, 29 March 2018
S.N. Nuclearelectrica SA (“SNN”) announces that Cernavoda NPP Unit 2 was disconnected automatically from SEN during the morning of March 29 2018, following the occurrence of a dysfunction at the process electric system in the classical part of the power plant, not the nuclear one.
The specialists are investigating the cause and will perform the necessary repair works in compliance with the procedures specific to the nuclear industry for such situations.
There is no connection between the power reduction of Unit 2 from March 25th 2018 and the automated disconnection of the reactor from today, March 29 March 2018. The automated disconnection of the reactor from SEN is provided and achieved through the protection systems provided in the project for such situations and represents a conservative and procedure activity, without impact on the nuclear safety,
The automated disconnection of the reactor from SEN and the repair works of the electric process systems have no adverse impact on the personnel, the population and the environment, as they are performed in compliance with the nuclear safety norms and standards.