Indigenous Kaiga nuclear power plant KGS-1 sets a world record, puts India as a front runner


Indigenous Kaiga nuclear power plant KGS-1 sets a world record, puts India as a front runner

Reflecting India’s strength of indigenous capability to design, construct and operate nuclear powers plants and indicates ability to master high-end technology, at 9.20 pm on Dec 10, 2018, a world record was set when Unit-1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) continuously operated nuclear power reactors by clocking 941 days of non-stop run.

This is the second time KGS-1 has set a world record and stands second in the world among the Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and in terms of operating continuously, it stands at the fourth position among all nuclear power reactors. The unit KGS-1 has been in operation since May, 2016.

In the course of the record breaking run, Unit-1 of KGS plant operated with a capacity factor of 99.4%, and putting India as the frontrunner globally in continuous operation among all types of nuclear power reactors. Read More

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