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India nuclear power plant to be fully operational by April

The first unit of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant is working at approximately 70 percent of its total capacity, but is expected to reach full capacity by April.

R S Sundar, the site director, told the India Times that the facility is currently generating up to 670-MW of electricity. He added the site will reach its full capacity of 1,000-MW by April. Sundar said they are currently awaiting clearance from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.

When the plant is fully operational, the city of Tamil Nadu will receive 512-MW of power produced.

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