Second Unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Gets Operational [ Current Affairs ]

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KNPP is the India’s largest nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu gets operational. After the second unit became operational, the 1, 000 Megawatt (MW) capacity plant attained criticality.

  • Unit 2 generation of power will be stepped up to full capacity of 1000 MW in phases and will be coordinated with the grid.
  • The atomic reactor will provide electricity to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala and Karnataka.
  • The criticality process of the Unit 2 was undertaken by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • PSU under the Department of Atomic Energy which manages the plant.
  • Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) had given its consent to the NPCI to begin the criticality process.
  • 1000 megawatt power is being generated from the first unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant.
  • Till now 10, 006 million units of electricity has been generated from the first unit.

About Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP)

Image shows Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

Image shows Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

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  • KNPP is a nuclear power station located in Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu.
  • The construction on the plant began on 31 march 2002.
  • The construction cost of the plant is RS. 17, 270 crore
  • Nuclear Power corporation of India is the owner of this plant.
  • The first unit would be operational in March 2007,
  • It has capacity of generating 2000 MW with 2 reactors.
  • The first reactor of the plant made criticality on 13 July 2013.
  • The nuclear reactors of the plant have been constructed with Russian expertise.
  • The Unit 1 of the plant was coordinated with the southern power grid in October 2013.
  • The work on third and fourth reactors will be started 2017.
  • The generated power from the plant will provide electricity to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, and Karnataka.

- Published on: July 11, 2016