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TN wants annual maintenance of Kudankulam plant in May-September

IANS  |  Chennai 

The government has requested the Centre to carry out annual maintenance work at the Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) during May-September period when generation is high.

In a statement issued here, the said Minister for Electricity, Prohibition and Excise P. Thangamani on Thursday met of State (Independent Charge) of Power and New and Renewable and Piyush Goyal, for Railways and Coal in

According to the statement, a request was made to Singh that annual maintenance of the nuclear power plant at be carried out during May-September when the generation in the state is high.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of Ltd (NPCIL) has two 1,000MW nuclear power plants at KNPP in Tirunelveli, about 650 km from here.

The first 1,000MW atomic power unit is under annual maintenance and shut down from August 1, 2018 and is expected to be synchronised to the southern grid on November 14.

Preliminary work towards restarting the unit is underway, an NPCIL had told IANS earlier.

Thangamani also pointed out to Singh that should get 6,312MW of power from the central pool while it gets only 3,376MW.

Thangamani requested Singh him to supply the full entitlement from the central pool.

At his meeting with Goyal, the Tamil requested the former to arrange 20 train loads of coal daily for the thermal plants in the state, the statement said.

The thermal power plants in the state need about 72,000 tons or 20 train loads of coal per day.

Thangamani also requested Goyal for coal allocation for the upcoming thermal power projects in Tamil Nadu.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:22 IST
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