K'kulam power production stopped

K'kulam power production stopped

K'kulam power production stopped

With the Tamil Nadu government already expressing serious concern over the interrupted power supply from the 1,000 MW at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP)  unit, the electricity production once again came to a grinding halt following a leak in the feed water system.

This is the second time in less than a month, the power production was suspended due to several technical snags. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) losing over Rs 5 crore per day of outage.

“The power production was about 600 MW since Tuesday evening. However, in the night electricity generation was stopped due to a leak in the feed water system,” a senior official told Deccan Herald on Wednesday.

“It will be rectified in few days,” the official said. After seven-month of maintenance work, the KNPP unit was started on January 30. After a couple of weeks, the power generation was stopped on February 13 following a leak in the turbine unit pipe.

Though it was rectified, the problem of leak once again emerged, as the KNPP officials  were trying to replace it .

The Tamil Nadu government had already written a letter to the Centre for instructing NPCIL to give un-interrupted power to the state.

During its full capacity of production in KNPP, Tamil Nadu will get 562.50 MW, followed by Karnataka which will receive 221 MW. 

Kerala will be allocated 133 MW, while Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry will acquire a share of 50 MW and 33.50 MW respectively.