After the nearly three-and-a-half-month maintenance process undertaken at the generator section, the second reactor of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project resumed power generation and got synchronised with the southern grid on Monday.

Power generation in the second unit of KKNPP was hit on August 4 last after the reactor was shut down and generator subsequently stopped for scheduled maintenance.


After being under maintenance for 108 days, the generator attained the operational phase and the second reactor attained criticality last Thursday.

It was synchronised with the southern grid at 1.25 p.m. on Monday.

“All mandatory pre- and post-criticality tests were completed before synchronising the reactor with the grid.

As the generator is functioning well after the maintenance, the quantum of power being produced in the second unit is being increased gradually,” said S.V. Jinna, Site Director, KKNPP.

Meanwhile, the first reactor is generating 1,000 MWe, its maximum capacity.

“With its two Russian-supplied 1,000 MW VVER (water-cooled, water-moderated) reactors, the KKNPP has so far generated 20,329.51 million units of power,” Mr. Jinna said.
Source: The Hindu