Nuclear Power Corporation today synchronised the fourth unit of the Kaiga generating station (KGS-4). The 220 MW unit, which achieved first criticality on 27 November 2010, was synchronised with the Southern grid at 01:56 hours today.
With the synchronisation of KGS-4 to the grid, India's nuclear power capacity has increased to 4780 MW, with 20 reactors in operation.
With total installed capacity of 880 MW, Kaiga has emerged India's third-largest nuclear power generating station after Tarapur (1400 MW) and Rawatbhata (1180 MW).
The synchronosation was done after the unit completed mandatory tests and clearance by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).
The unit, fuelled by indigenous uranium, will supply electricity to the beneficiary states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu and the union territory of Puducherry.
NPCIL has also achieved new landmarks of generating over 4000 MW and over 95 million units in a day. This is a 100 per cent increase from last year's level.