AERB nod to run KKNPP first reactor at 50 % capacity

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has granted permission to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) to run its first reactor at 50 % (500 MW) capacity and synchronization of its generator.

What is the significance of  approval to Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)?

The approval means functioning of every component of the 1,000 MW-reactor supplied by Russia. The KKNPP’ first reactor is likely to generate 400 MW before August 2013 end and the reactor is expected to attain its full capacity of 1,000 MW by November 2013 end after getting mandatory clearances from the AERB.



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