Two atomic power generation units of NPCIL in Tamil Nadu account for the bulk of forced power plant shutdowns

Two atomic power generation units with 1,000 MW capacity, owned by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu account for most of the 5,820 MW forced shutdowns of power plants in the southern states.

The first unit has not been operating from March 5, due to reactor side maintenance as per Power System Operation Corporation Limited. The second unit has stopped its operations from

January 18 due to ‘hydrogen leak in stator’. The tentative date for its restoration is April 7, 2021. The two units supply power to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.


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