Kakrapar nuclear power station resumes operations in India

Source: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

The first unit of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) which was under Renovation & Modernization (R&M) since July 1, 2008 was synchronized with the western grid on January 12, 2011 at 16:54 hours, after clearance by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

The significant works carried out during the R&M campaign at KAPS-1 were En-masse Coolant Channel Replacement (EMCCR), En-masse Feeder Replacement (EMFR) and several safety upgrades including in-core repairs, using indigenously developed technology.

The KAPS units have been placed under IAEA safeguards and are fuelled with imported fuel. KAPS-1 will operate at full power and supply 220 MW electricity to the beneficiary states - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Goa and Union Territories - Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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