Kundankulam n-plant to start commercial generation Wednesday

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By Sarkaritel December 31, 2014 10:07

Kundankulam n-plant to start commercial generation Wednesday


Chennai, Dec 31  Commercial operation of the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is expected to begin 12.01 a.m. Wednesday, said a senior project official.

Speaking to a senior official said: “The commercial generation of the first unit is expected to happen from 12.01 a.m. Wednesday. We are happy that commercial generation is happening in 2014 itself.”

According to him, the unit is running at full capacity of 1,000 MW since Dec 10.

India’s atomic power plant operator NPCIL is setting up two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district, 650 km from here. The total outlay for the project is over Rs.17,000 crore.

The first unit attained criticality, which is the beginning of the fission process, on July 2013. The unit has started power generation and has been connected to the southern grid.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel December 31, 2014 10:07