The second 1,000 MW unit of the kudankulam’s nuclear power plant is expected to start commercial operations this fiscal, government said on Wednesday.
The plant, located in Tamil Nadu, currently has an installed capacity of 1,000 MW. The second unit of the project was made critical in July 2016 and connected to the grid in August.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said the unit power was raised in steps in line with the regulatory clearances and reached its full power of 1,000 MW on January 21 this year.
“The unit is presently under test operation at its rated power of 1,000 MW, generating infirm (non-commercial) power. The unit is expected to start commercial operation in the current financial year,” he said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha. Read More…