Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), Tamil Nadu
Recently Russia’s state-run Atomic Energy Corporation, Rosatom has started the construction work of Unit 6 of KNPP.
- When six units of the power plant are operational, it will have a combined power generation capacity of 6000 MW.
- Russia is building the KNPP under the 1988 Inter-Governmental Agreement and subsequent agreements in 1998 and 2008.
- Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is the first nuclear plant in India to use imported PWR (Pressureed Water Reactor) technology.
- Existing nuclear power plants in India use pressurized heavy water reactor or boiling water reactor technology.
- It is being developed by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL).
Source – The Hindu