Sec­ond Ku­danku­lam plant unit to be com­mis­sioned soon: Govt

The Political and Business Daily - - BUSINESS - NEW DELHI, JULY 24

KU­DANKU­LAM nu­clear power project's sec­ond 1,000 MW unit is ex­pected to be com­mis­sioned shortly, the govern­ment said to­day.

The power project, lo­cated in Tamil Nadu, has two units of 1,000 MW gen­er­a­tion ca­pac­ity each.

"Unit 1 has achieved full power (1,000 MW) on June 7, 2014. Unit 2 is ex­pected to be com­mis­sioned shortly," Min­is­ter of State for Power Piyush Goyal told the Lok Sabha in a writ­ten re­ply.

The power to be pro­duced from the plant has been al­lo­cated to Tamil Nadu, Kar­nataka, Ker­ala and Puducherry. There would be an un­al­lo­cated quota of 300 MW.

Goyal is also in charge of Coal as well as New and Re­new­able En­ergy Min­istries.

To a sep­a­rate query on ul­tra mega power projects, Goyal said set­ting up of pro­posed UMPP in Ch­hat­tis­garh would de­pend on get­ting coal block.

"The ex­e­cu­tion of UMPP at Sar­guja (Ch­hat­tis­garh) is de­pen­dent upon al­lo­ca­tion of coal block.

"In re­spect of the other two UMPPs in Odisha and Tamil Nadu, the re­quest for pro­posal has al­ready been is­sued. Each project has a ca­pac­ity of 4,000 MW," Goyal noted.

PTI

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