Power generation stopped in Kudankulam unit-2 due to snag

Power generation stopped in Kudankulam unit-2 due to snag

The power generation in the second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) was stopped temporarily today following snag in the turbine of the unit.The snag developed last evening and production was stopped from today. The unit had been taken up for repair, a senior official in-charge of the unit said.The power generation in the second unit became operational on March 31. The unit was generating 930 MW per day.KNPP units 1 and 2 have been built with Russian collaboration. The two units are the largest nuclear power generation units in the country. Units 3 and 4 are under construction. CORR SSN RC.The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Project (KKNPP) with a capacity of 1000 MW became operational today, giving a boost to the atomic power generation in the country.Commercial operation of KKNPP unit 2 is expected to take total nuclear power to 6,780 MW. The unit was connected to the grid on August 2.
The KNPP units 1 and 2, both with a capacity of 1000 MWs, have been built with Russian collaboration.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.
Asked whether the government has received any request from Tamil Nadu government for early commissioning of the second unit, he replied in the affirmative.According to him, there was no displacement of people due to the Kudankulam project. Read More…

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