Depending on the situation at NPPs, the Crisis Center has three operating modes:


  • daily routine mode; 
  • high-alert mode; 
  • emergency mode.


Daily routine mode:


  • controlling the operation and the radiation situation at NPPs and in the nearby areas, monitoring the state of power units; 
  • improving own technological and methodological base; 
  • jointly with technical support centers, analyzing the possibility of emergencies at NPPs, forecasting pre-emergency situation and recommending on how to prevent accidents; 
  • drafting state and sectoral emergency prevention programs and supervising their implementation; 
  • ensuring the dispatch of experts to the scene and the preparedness of emergency prevention means; 
  • training and testing personnel; 
  • preparing and conducting emergency exercises. 

Daily routine mode implies round-the-clock duty shift.

High-alert mode:
  • declaring the state of "Emergency Preparedness";
  • receiving detailed information about deteriorated radiation situation at an NPP and the nearby area from the automatic radiation control system or the shift manager of the plant.

Under high-alert mode, the Crisis Center warns all sectoral structures, mobilizes its personnel, sets its equipment to enhanced monitoring mode, checks up its communication systems. After that the Center starts preparing recommendations on how to help the NPP to prevent the emergency.
Emergency mode:
  • activating the alarm system; 
  • mobilizing experts and Emergency Support Group, registering them and controlling their dispatch to the scene; 
  • controlling the safety of the operating power units; 
  • reporting on the emergency and the response; 
  • documenting available information; 
  • alerting and mobilizing own zones – workstations with necessary communications and equipment; 
  • controlling and supporting the implementation of the Personnel Protection Plan; 
  • working out recommendations on the forms of emergency assistance;
  • coordinating the mobilization of necessary personnel and equipment;
  • organizing the dispatch of rescuers and experts to the scene, ensuring the efficiency of their work; 
  • cooperating with concerned organizations, ministries and departments; 
  • preparing preliminary information about the state of the unit and its main systems, about the damage, the radiation situation at the unit and in the nearby area; 
  • together with technical support centers, receiving and analyzing the results of the emergency monitoring;
  • assessing and forecasting the situation on the basis of available information; 
  • working out technical recommendations: 
  • assessing the emergency and the damage; 
  • assessing the implementation of the Personnel Protection Plan; 
  • working out personnel protection recommendations; 
  • mobilizing additional means; 
  • localizing and liquidating the source of radioactive emission; 
  • restoring the safety of the unit; 
  • providing information about the emergency and the response.