Nuclear reactor trips at Kudankulam, generation stuck

Published on May 10, 2015 15:48:48 PM
The Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (PSOCO) said on Sunday that the first 1,000-MW unit of Nuclear Power Project located at Kudankulam (KNPP) had stopped generation on Saturday evening after the reactor tripped.

According to PSOCO, the unit stopped at 6.38 p.m. on May 9 due to "reactor trip due to transient in-steam generator level control."

It had reached the day's peak generation of 873 MW.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL), India's atomic power plant operator is planning to set up two 1,000-MW Russian reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district which is 650 km from Chennai.

The first unit started the fission process in July 2013 and was connected to the southern power grid in October 2013 but the commercial power generation began only on December 31, 2014.