Chennai: Power generation at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu which was temporarily suspended last week, resumed on Monday, a senior official of the plant said.
"Power generation resumed at 4.11 pm with the 1000MWe Unit-1 producing around 220MW of electricity," he said.
The 1000MWe first unit was shut down Tuesday, the second such exercise undertaken by the authorities after it was synchronised with the southern grid on October 25.
Unit-1 had attained criticality on July 13 this year after much delay following protests against the project by anti-nuclear activists in areas around the complex, citing safety reasons.
Power generation would be increased gradually towards 1000MWe by December this year once the unit attains operational stability.
Nuclear Power Corporation of India is constructing two 1,000MW units at KNPP jointly with Russia at Kudankulam in Tiruneveli district, about 650km from here.