Koodankulam (Tamil Nadu), Jan. 14 (ANI): Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant site director R.S. Sundar has said the power generation in the first unit, which was stopped for maintenance for six months, will begin again next week.
The power generation was stopped last year on June 24 for maintenance purpose for two months. Then the regeneration of power got inordinately delayed.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalaithaa had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him for the revival of power generation in the nuclear unit.
Sundar said at present testing of valves is being done, thereafter hydro test of the device will be conducted.
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board officials stationed at the plant will give the go ahead to the power generation once the parameters are complete.
He said till now 687.5 million units of electricity had been generated with Rs 1,565 crore. The first unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant achieved criticality in July 2014. (ANI)