Kudankulam became India’s first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power

Jun 9, 2014 18:07 IST

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on 8 June 2014 became India’s first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power. Unit I of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant reached its full capacity.

With this, the total nuclear energy contribution will increase to 5789 MW. Work on the Unit-first of Kudankulam Plant was completed in 2013.

Before Kudankulam, Tata Mundra project in Gujarat had the distinction of being the largest single generation unit in operation with 800 MW power capacity.

About Kudankulam Power Plant

Plans for the Kudankulam facility were first drawn up in 1988. It was supposed to open in 2011 but it was delayed due to the large public protests.

The plant is the 20th nuclear power station connected to India’s power grid.

The Kudankulam nuclear plant project attained criticality in July 2013. Criticality is the point when a nuclear chain reaction becomes self-sustaining.

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