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Kudankulam nuclear Unit 1 reaches full power

Unit 1 at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India reached 100 percent power.

The 1,000-MW unit first connected to the power grid in October 2013, and the power level was gradually raised in accordance with clearances allowed by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). At each step, various tests were conducted and, once results were reviewed, clearances for the next step were issued by the AERB. At full power, specific tests will be done and reports submitted to AERB for review and final clearance.

The twin reactor at Unit 2 is expected to be operational between the next eight months to a year.

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