Kaiga Atomic Power Station (APS) creates a world record for longest uninterrupted operation for 941 days
On 10th December 2018, the Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has created a world record for the longest uninterrupted operation for 941 days. The Unit-1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) at Kaiga, located the river Kali in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, has been generating electricity continuously since May 13, 2016. It is an indigenously-built PHWR run by domestic fuel (uranium). It began commercial operations on November 16, 2000, and has produced 500 cr. units of power so far. It evidences the excellence in design, construction, safety, quality and operation & maintenance practices of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). Earlier, the record of 940 days was held by Unit 2 of Heysham of the United Kingdom (UK).
Topics: Districts of India • Energy • Heysham • Kaiga • Kaiga Atomic Power Station • Kali River • Nuclear energy in India • Nuclear Power • Nuclear Power Corporation of India • Pressurized heavy-water reactor • States and union territories of India • Uttara Kannada