The Unit 2 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu reached its full capacity of 1000 MW on Tuesday. This is the first time both units 1 and 2 of KNPP attained its full generation capacity.
The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) attained its full generation capacity for the first time and became the first nuclear plant in India to generate 2,000 MW of power early Tuesday, officials told ET.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant has so far generated more than 20,000 Million Units of electricity, which helped to avoid around 17,083,874 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Average lifecycle GHG emissions for Coal & Nuclear is 888 & 29 (tonnes/GWh) respectively.
Unit 1 was synchronised with the grid on 22 October 2013. Unit 2 attained criticality on 10 July 2016 and was synchronised with the electricity grid on 29 August.
Kudankulam NPP is being constructed in Tamil Nadu in India jointly with Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation within the scope of the Indo-Russian agreement dated November, 1988 and addendum dated June, 1998 with Russian VVER-1000 power units, which is fully compliant with the post-Fukushima safety requirements as well as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and regulations of Russia and India.