Ignalina generator shuts down

  • 2006-07-13
  • By TBT staff
VILNIUS - A turbo-generator in Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant's second unit mysteriously stopped Wednesday night, officers reported.
"The turbo-generator switched off at 8:17 p.m. on Wednesday after the unit alarm was triggered. The commission is currently investigating whether it was the result of human error or faulty equipment," Viktoras Sevaldinas, INPP CEO, told the Baltic News Service.
The generator has been switched back on and is again running, he added. "The equipment is operating regularly, and we expect the unit to achieve full capacity by the end of the day."
The incident did not effect Ignalina's whole unit, which was operating at a capacity of 750 MW July 13.