KNPP units generate full power

KNPP units generate full power

The two Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) units attained a milestone on Tuesday by generating its full capacity of 2,000 MW of electricity, which is the highest ever production since its inception.

The two units of KNPP, which are 1,000 MW each, belongs to the pressurised water reactor category and uses enriched uranium oxide fuel to generate power.

Sources from KNPP said both the reactors produced 2,000 MW of electricity and set a new record of the highest nuclear power generation in the country.

The KKNPP was established by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) with technical co-operation from the Russian Federation.

The reactors in KKNPP have so far generated more than 20,500 million units of electricity.

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