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Kaiga N-power third unit restarts power generation



Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) The 220 MW third nuclear power unit at Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) in Karnataka restarted generating power on Wednesday evening, as per Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (POSOCO).

The unit belonging to Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) stopped generation on November 5 for ‘Generator Protection Operated’.

With this, all the four 220 MW nuclear power units in KGS are generating power. On Wednesday, the four units had generated about 653 MW.

Come December 1, the first 220 MW units at Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) is expected to restart generation after it was shut down on 30.01.2018 for annual maintenance.

The NPCIL has two units of 220 MW each at MAPS. On the other hand NPCIL’s two 1,000 MW units at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu generation averaged 1,500 MW on Wednesday.