Kudankulam N-plant full-load commissioning by Dec:
The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is expected to begin full-load generation of 1000 MW from its first unit by December, an AEC.
Kolkata: The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is expected to begin full-load generation of 1000 MW from its first unit by December, an Atomic Energy Commission official said Monday.
"The fuel loading will begin in the end of the current week or early next week. The plant will be commissioned in phases with around 300 MW. We expect the plant will attain full-load generation of 1000 MW by December," AEC member M R Srinivasan told reporters here on the sidelines of a Frontiers of Science organised event.
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board officials are expected to visit the plant this week for safety checks before fuel loading.
Srinivasan said that several tests would be carried out on the safety front before the unit attains full capacity and that it ran successfully on dummy fuel, which was removed in June.
The Kudankulam Nuclear Project is the first nuclear reactor in the country to be commissioned after the Fukushima disaster.
Madras High Court also recently gave the go ahead to the project.