The Unit 1 of the 220 MW Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) in Kalpakkam was shut down at 4.47 pm on December 22 after a leak was detected at the plant and power generation was stopped.
Due to the shut down, TN lost around 4.25 million units power of central share per day from this station.
The MAPS administration has informed the Power Grid Corporation of India (PCI) about the shut down due to the leakage problem and the subsequent stoppage of power generation.
Kotteeswaran, Station Director of MAPS, told Express that the Unit-1 was shutdown on December 22 to attend a deficiency in an equipment the location of which was not accessible during normal operation.
“The unit 1 is expected to be synchronised by night on December 25 after attending to the deficiency,” said an official release. Earlier, the MAPS plant was shut down to prevent untoward incidents during the cyclones like Thane and Nilam and also the tsunami disaster.