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Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant first unit would soon generate 1000 MW

In this June 7, 2014 photo, the control panel at the first reactor of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project shows full power generation of 1,000 MW. Photo: NPCIL   | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

The first reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant would generate power to its full capacity of 1,000 MW within a few days, KNPP site director R.S. Sundar said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters in Tirunelveli on the sidelines of a function, he said the first unit was presently generating 960 MW and it would generate power to its maximum capacity in a few days.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant started commercial operations on December 31, 2014.

Fuel loading work in the second reactor would take place during the month-end, he said, adding power generation would begin after obtaining requisite permission from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.

Construction work for the third and fourth reactors would start this year, he added.

Earlier on June 24, 2015 the first plant at KNPP, an Indo-Russian collaborative venture, was >shut down for maintenance after >being in commercial operation since December 31, 2014.

Power generation at the plant had >resumed on January 30, 2016.

The plant >crossed the 1,000 MW milestone on June 7, 2014 at 1.20 p.m.


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