Kudankuluam nucelar plant’s 2nd unit starts commercial production

The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has started its comercial production of electricity from last week.

The second unit attained criticality in July last year and was synchronized with southern grid in August. It attained its full power generation capacity of 1000 Mega Watt in January.

Tamil Nadu receives 562 MW of power Telangana 50 MW, Karnataka 221 MW and Kerala 133 MW Puduchery 33 MW from the first unit.

From the second unit too, Tamil Nadu is expected to get 562 MW.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the single largest nuclear power station in India, situated in Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.

Construction on the plant began on 31 March 2002, but faced several delays due to opposition from local fishermen. KKNPP is scheduled to have six VVER-1000 reactors built in collaboration with Atomstroyexport, the Russian state company and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW of electricity.

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