Chennai: India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) early Tuesday started generating 75 MW power at its first unit in Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), said a senior official.
"Unit 1 synchronisation with the power grid done at 2.45 a.m. Tuesday, generating 75 MW of power," R.S.Sundar, site director, KNPP told IANS.
The NPCIL is setting up two 1,000 MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district, around 650 km from here. The total outlay for the project is over Rs.17,000 crore.
KNPP is India's first pressurised water reactor belonging to the light water reactor category.
The first unit attained criticality, which is the beginning of the fission process, for the first time in July 2013.