Kudankulam second reactor to go on steam in May

March 06, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - TIRUNELVELI:

This is really good news for the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation as the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project’s second unit is likely to commence power generation in May even as the first unit is generating 715 MWe against its maximum capacity of 1,000 MWe.

During an informal chat with reporters at Anu Vijay Township at Chettikulam in the district on Friday, Site Director, KKNPP, R.S. Sundar, after handing over garbage cleaning autos to 8 village panchayats situated around KKNPP site, said power generation in the first unit had been gradually increased to 715 MWe and the quantum of generation would be increased to take it to the maximum capacity of 1,000 MWe.

The second unit would be ready for power generation in May as enriched uranium fuel loading would be taken up in the near future after getting the approval of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, he said.

As Tangedco would get 562 MWe power whenever the first unit of KKNPP achieves its maximum capacity of 1,000 MWe, the announcement on power generation in the second reactor in May will enthuse power managers considering that the demand would be shooting up in the peak of summer.

Mr. Sundar said excavation of site for the third and the fourth reactors was progressing as planned.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.