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Trypillia TPP completely destroyed due to Russian attack - Centrenergo

Trypillia TPP completely destroyed due to Russian attack - Centrenergo Russia's attack completely destroyed the Trypillia thermal power plant (
Author: Maria Kholina

During a Russian massive night attack, the Trypillia Thermal Power Plant in the Kyiv region was completely destroyed, according to Andrii Hota, chairman of the supervisory board of PJSC Centrenergo.

"All the workers who were on duty during the shelling are alive," Hota said.

According to him, massive fires broke out in the turbine hall as a result of the strikes.

Furthermore, Hota revealed that PJSC Centrenergo has lost 100% of its generation capacity. Earlier in March, the Zmiivka Thermal Power Plant in the Kharkiv region was completely destroyed by shelling, and on July 25, 2022, the Vuhlehirsk Thermal Power Plant in the Donetsk region was seized.

Currently, efforts to contain the fire at the plant are underway. It is worth noting that recently the mayor of Ukrayinka, where the station is located, urged residents to close windows in their homes to avoid inhaling harmful smoke.

Аbout Trypillia TPP

The Trypillia Thermal Power Plant is the most powerful power plant in the Kyiv region. This region belongs to energy-intensive areas, where energy-generating enterprises with a total capacity of 3200 MW are located, with the installed capacity of the Trypillia TPP accounting for approximately 57%.

Thus, the energy-generating enterprise is the largest supplier of electricity to the Kyiv, Cherkasy, and Zhytomyr regions. The enterprise covers an area of ​​281.3 hectares and is located 45 km from Kyiv near the historic Ukrainian settlement of Trypillia, from which the station takes its name. Initially, the Trypillia TPP had 4 power units with a capacity of 300 MW each. Later, it was decided to build two additional units of the same type.

Despite nuclear power plants, thermal power plants in Ukraine account for a significant portion of the electricity produced and consumed in the country, and the Trypillia TPP is one of the two most powerful thermal power plants in Ukraine. After the shutdown of the Chernobyl NPP, the Trypillia thermal power plant essentially became the largest energy-generating enterprise in the Kyiv region.

Russian night attack on Ukraine

On the night of April 11, Russia carried out a mass shelling of Ukraine. The enemy used 82 aerial attack assets (combat drones and missiles), of which 57 targets were successfully destroyed by air defense forces.

The target of Putin's troops, like in previous attacks, was Ukrainian energy infrastructure. This time, energy facilities in the Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, and Kyiv regions were targeted. As reported by DTEK, two thermal power plants were damaged.

For more details on the consequences of Russia's attack on Ukraine, read the RBC-Ukraine's coverage.