The Kudankulam atomic power reactor unit-1 was shut down on eight occasions, of which two were for planned refueling, in the past three years, the government said Wednesday. In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, said major maintenance and overhaul of the turbogenerator of unit-1 was carried out indigenously by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India through Indian contractors.
The unit is now operating at its rated power, he said. "During the last three years (2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19), the Kudankulam unit-1 was shut down on eight occasions. Two of these outages were for planned refueling," Singh said.
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