Kudankulam nuclear power plant lights up

Kudankulam nuclear power plant lights upFinally we got it! After years of delay due to technical glitches and strong agitations, ultimately the Kudankulam nuclear power plant went on-stream on Tuesday morning. The much-awaited synchronisation of the unit-1 of nuclear power plant located in Tirunelveli , Tamil Nadu began transmitting 160MW of electricity to the southern grid.
 
V. Narayansamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office had said the power will be further raised to 500 MWe, 750 MWe and 100o MWe in stages. For this at every stage various tests have been conducted and the technical parameters have also been verified. Based on the results of the tests at each of the stages and with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) clearances, subsequent stages are reached.
 
“With the addition of KKNPP Unit-1 of 1000 MWe capacity, the Nuclear Power contribution in the country will increase from 4780 MWe to 5780 MWe,” he informed.
 
KKNPP unit-1 is the 20th nuclear power station of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), connected to power grid in the country. So far, the cost on the two units has exceeded Rs 14,000 crore.

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Kudankulam nuclear power plant lights up

Finally we got it! After years of delay due to technical glitches and strong agitations, ultimately the Kudankulam nuclear power plant went on-stream on Tuesday morning. The much-awaited synchronisation of the unit-1 of nuclear power plant located in Tirunelveli , Tamil Nadu began transmitting 160MW of electricity to the southern grid.
 
V. Narayansamy, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office had said the power will be further raised to 500 MWe, 750 MWe and 100o MWe in stages. For this at every stage various tests have been conducted and the technical parameters have also been verified. Based on the results of the tests at each of the stages and with the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) clearances, subsequent stages are reached.
 
“With the addition of KKNPP Unit-1 of 1000 MWe capacity, the Nuclear Power contribution in the country will increase from 4780 MWe to 5780 MWe,” he informed.
 
KKNPP unit-1 is the 20th nuclear power station of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), connected to power grid in the country. So far, the cost on the two units has exceeded Rs 14,000 crore.

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