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KNPP generation touches 400 MW

PTI | Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 18:42

Tirunelveli : Power generation from Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) has touched 400 MW, a top official said on Saturday.

The 1000 MW capacity first unit of the Indo-Russian joint venture began power generation on October 22 producing 160 MW which subsequently rose to 280 MW.

The generation touched 400 MW since last night, KNPP Site Director RS Sundar said.

Since the plant was put into operation, it had generated 175 million unit of power and same had been evacuated to the Central Grid, he said.

The augmentation of power generation by KNPP is likely to bring in some relief to Tamil Nadu facing acute shortage of electricity, leading to re-introduction of load-shedding in Chennai and other parts.

The unit attained criticality in July this year after much delay, largely due to protests against the project by anti-nuclear activists in areas around the complex, citing safety reasons.

First Published: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 18:42
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