Kudankulam likley to resume power generation in December
The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), whose unit 1 was shut down due to some issues in turbine functioning in September, is expected to resume power generation by the first week of December, the government said. “The unit was shut down in view of certain observations in its turbine during its operation. The power generation is now expected to resume by the first week of December 2014,” Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Department of Atomic Energy, said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha. “The turbine was opened and its various components have been inspected. The required repair/rectification job, in accordance with the recommendations of the Russian manufacturers, is nearing completion. Efforts are on to make the turbine ready for the start up by early December 2014,” Singh added. The Minister also informed that measures are being taken to avoid recurrence of such an event in unit 2 of the KKNPP, which is presently under commissioning and is also being prepared for hot run.