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KKNPP First Unit to Touch Optimum Power Production Shortly

Published: 20th February 2014 12:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2014 01:31 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

The Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant's first unit would reach its full capacity of producing 1,000 MW of power soon, a top official of the plant said here today.            

The first unit is now generating 75 per cent of its capacity. It would reach 100 per cent "shortly", KKNPP station director R S Sunder said at a function here.   

The country's first 1,000 MW pressurised water reactor of the Indo-Russian joint venture project attained criticality (start of nuclear fission process) in July last year and commenced electricity generation in October.      

The 1000 MW second unit is likely to attain criticality by June.         

The commissioning of the plant was delayed considerably due to the protest spearheaded by the People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy.

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